Damon specializes in intellectual property law, concentrating on patent litigation, due diligence, and counseling related to pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical products. He has particular experience handling litigation matters arising under the Hatch‐Waxman Act.
Prior to joining Green, Griffith & Borg‐Breen, Damon was an Associate at Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik. Before attending law school, Damon completed a biomedical graduate program at Baylor College of Medicine, which included coursework in medical physiology, molecular and cell biology, genes and development, and cardiovascular biology.
His research involved gene silencing, protein and RNA detection, cell migration, proliferation assays and immunofluorescence microscopy to study a particular enzyme’s role in human monocytes. Mr. Gupta’s thesis work demonstrated that the well‐known enzyme, Rho Kinase‐1, mediated the monocyte to fibroblast transition observed in cardiac repair. He has co‐authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Chicago‐Kent College of Law, J.D., certificate, intellectual property
Baylor College of Medicine, M.S., molecular and cell biology
Ohio State University, B.S., molecular genetics
- Judge, American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition National Finals, 2018-2019
- Richard Linn American Inn of Court – Ethics Program Chair, 2017-2019
- Washington, D.C.
- Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, No. 77,631
- Mark T. Banner Scholarship Recipient, Richard Linn American Inn of Court, 2011
- Named in the Illinois Rising Stars list, as published in Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
- Selected by peers as an Emerging Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law – Leading Lawyers Network, 2016-2019
- Damon Gupta, Virtually Uninfringeable: Valid Patents Lacking Protection Under the Single Entity Rule, 94 J. OF THE PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE SOC’Y, 61 (2012).
- S. B. Haudek, D. Gupta, et al., Rho Kinase‐1 Mediates Cardiac Fibrosis by Regulating Fibroblast Precursor Cell Differentiation, 83 CARDIOVASCULAR RES., 511 (2009).
- S. B. Haudek, D. Gupta, et al., Rho Kinase‐1 Mediates Cardiac Fibrosis by Regulating Fibroblast Precursor Cell Differentiation, 118 CIRCULATION, S276 (2008).
- S. B. Haudek, J. Trial, Y. Xia, D. Gupta, et al., Fc‐Receptor Engagement Mediates Differentiation of Cardiac Fibroblast Precursor Cells, 105 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NAT’L ACAD. OF SCIENCES, 10179 (2008).
Speaking Engagements and Presentations
“Diversity and Careers in IP,” panelist, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, May 2019