Biography

Deepak Gupta’s practice is focused on intellectual property and business litigation. He is the founder of the firm’s Internet Law Group and the primary point of contact for a wide variety of internet-related matters.

The bulk of Deepak’s practice consists of patent and copyright litigation, mostly driven by claims related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, as well as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. His clientele ranges from very large tech companies, including several in the Fortune 5, down to very small tech startups, and everything in between.

As a litigator, Deepak brings to bear a combination of battle-tested trial advocacy techniques, solid strategic and procedural judgment and a tenacious competitive spirit. He also has a solid grounding in science and technology, including an undergraduate degree in symbolic systems. Clients acknowledge, and come to rely on, his sense of judgment and his skill at discerning the overall landscape of a dispute -- a good balance between aggressive and conservative.

When it’s both feasible, and in his clients’ best interest, Deepak prefers to negotiate and settle cases – discussion and compromise are almost always preferable to the risk, expense, and demands of a trial. That being said, if a case does end up going to court, he is an aggressive, very competitive advocate. His courtroom track record inevitably informs his settlement negotiations – a proven, known ability to prevail in court makes prospective opponents much more open to and cooperative in negotiation.

As a legal advisor, Deepak has the ability to integrate big-picture case strategy and motion practice. This means understanding the facts that are to his client’s advantage as well as the weaknesses of his opponent’s case, and using both to bring some force to the fact pattern. In formulating arguments, he tries, usually with success, to characterize the applicable facts and law in a moral way. There’s always some element of right and wrong at work in any dispute, and there’s also a business element to it. Business functions because certain principles are observed, and by using those principles to highlight the rationale behind his clients’ position, Deepak is an effective, innovative advocate for his clients. 

Distinctions

  •  Northern California Super Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • Norther California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010-2015)

Firm Highlights

Publication

Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

The new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will come into effect January 1, 2020. In most situations, nonprofits won’t be subject to the law—but in some cases they necessarily will be and/or...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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News

The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Lysondra Ludwig Selected to Leadership San Francisco

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JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Matayoshi

Kelly Matayoshi discusses how the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship. Read the interview here .

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Event

Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

New legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 18 now authorizes the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in new construction projects for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The City...

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