eff Saltman loves winning. Fortunately for him, and his clients, he has a history filled with victories. He’s played a part in five winning patent trials since 2008 and seven winning Federal Circuit appeals since 2012.
Jeff’s trial work extends into all facets of the case, including examining and cross-examining multiple fact and expert witnesses. And before trial, Jeff often leads the pre-trial phase of cases. Serving as the team’s fulcrum, Jeff has drafted initial filings, crafted discovery plans, and argued dispositive motions, Daubert motions, and pre-trial and discovery issues in federal court. And when Jeff is not in the courtroom, or preparing for victory in it, he is achieving great client outcomes in mediations before neutrals and reexaminations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Jeff is frequently recognized for his patent litigation prowess. In 2022, Jeff ranked #12 out of 9,553 patent defense litigators in the nation in Patexia’s Patent Litigation Intelligence Report analysis of actual case outcomes. In 2018, Law360 named Jeff 1 of its 6 intellectual property Rising Stars. And Super Lawyers has named Jeff a Rising Star for the past eight consecutive years.
Jeff’s love of winning also extends to Washington, DC sports teams, including the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals and the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Jeff’s winning ways, however have yet to translate to the firm’s annual NCAA tournament bracket challenge. Despite serving as commissioner since 2012, Jeff’s brackets have yet to claim the top spot.
- Law360: Rising Star
- Patexia Top Patent Defense Lawyer
- Super Lawyers: Rising Star
The George Washington University Law School
J.D., 2006, High Honors; Order of the Coif
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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