New York, July 24, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Paul Gupta has joined the firm as an intellectual property partner in its New York office. Gupta, who is the latest in a series of high-profile lawyers to join Orrick in New York, adds first-chair depth to the firm’s robust intellectual property litigation practice.
“Orrick is a recognized leader in intellectual property matters around the world, and our goal is to continue to grow our practice by encouraging the most talented attorneys in the world to join us,” said Gary Weiss, practice group leader for Orrick’s Intellectual Property group. “We jumped at the chance to add yet another successful first-chair patent litigator to our group. Paul Gupta has outstanding professional qualifications and the potential to bring our New York IP practice to the next level.”
Gupta is an accomplished intellectual property lawyer with a diverse practice, and Chambers USA 2006 has recognized Paul as a “leading lawyer” in the intellectual property/patent category. According to Chambers’ most recent edition, Gupta “is renowned for his work in the technology arena”. In the past, Chambers has stated that he is “a tireless worker. His tenacity is visible in a range of IP matters as part of a broader practice that also includes antitrust, IT and other commercial disputes.” Gupta was also named as a 2006 New York Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation.
Gupta specializes in intellectual property litigation with a primary focus on patents. In addition, Gupta provides patent portfolio counseling, and advises companies on matters of cyber security. He represents Fortune 500 clients and other clients in a variety of industries, including computer, e-commerce and outsourcing; financial services; scientific equipment, chemicals, and medical products; and energy. He has had extensive experience in antitrust litigation, including antitrust counterclaims in patent cases.
“I was attracted by the great strength of Orrick’s global IP group, as well as the breadth and depth of its IP trial bench, and the collegiality of the partners” said Gupta. “I am confident that the litigation and technical backgrounds of the attorneys at Orrick, in addition to its strong worldwide presence, will enhance my practice.”
Gupta received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974. He also earned a B.A. from Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. He had been a partner and practice leader at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.
Paul is a frequent speaker on Intellectual Property litigation around the world, and is on the Board of the New England Legal Foundation. He is also a member of the advisory boards of four technology law publications.
About Orrick’s Intellectual Property Practice
Orrick’s Intellectual Property lawyers have earned a national reputation for handling complex, high-stakes disputes. They have been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of the best defense firms in the United States. This survey also ranked Orrick in the Top 10 overall for the most patent cases handled. Orrick’s string of IP successes has resulted in Orrick being named to The National Law Journal Defense Hot List for 2005. The IP team at Orrick, comprised of more than 120 lawyers, has established a leading record of precedent-setting victories in complex, high-stakes IP litigation. Orrick’s powerhouse team combines in-depth knowledge of IP law, technical credentials and practical experience in science and technology.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm’s 16 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Moscow, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei.