B.S., Tufts University; J.D., Georgetown
Blair A. Silver is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Blair has more than a decade of experience in complex intellectual property disputes and appellate matters, and has been repeatedly recognized as a top attorney at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board and as a Super Lawyers as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” in appellate and intellectual property litigation (2016-21). Blair has represented clients in a wide variety of high-stakes appellate matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on cutting-edge legal issues. He also has provided strategic appellate advice and counseling to Fortune 50 companies preparing for trial and appeals in patent cases with billions of dollars at stake. In the trial court, Blair has briefed, argued, and won dispositive motions and litigated cases from filing through trial and appeal on behalf of companies ranging in size from technology startups to recognized industry leaders. And he has been counsel of record and the driving force in over 100 post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. Blair received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in electrical engineering from Tufts University in 2005, where he was awarded the Lt. R. J. Manning Memorial Prize for excellence in engineering and was admitted to both Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies. He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, where he was a Legal Research & Writing Law Fellow and the president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. From 2011-2013, Blair served as a law clerk to Judge Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.