University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
University of Cincinnati,
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Board Member, 1998-2005
Academy of Science of St. Louis
Member, Board of Trustees
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Alumni Association
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
The Florida Bar
The Missouri Bar
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-Present
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-Present
Winner of 2007 Burton Award for Legal Achievement, in association with The Library of Congress
Thompson Coburn LLP
A Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Dean focuses on complex intellectual property and commercial matters pending in federal and state courts across the country. These matters include patent infringement, copyright, trademark, misappropriation of trade secret, anti-trust and breach of contract cases. The products defended and intellectual property protected include automobile repair equipment, elevators, escalators, bridge decks, railway cars, maritime piers, medical devices, drug research, computer storage devices, cable television operations, farm equipment, and relevant computer software and hardware.
Dean is past president of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL). He is included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.
Co-Author, "Liability of Computer Maintenance Providers under Copyright Law: Storage Tech. Corp. v. Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.";
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, Santa Clara University School of Law, Volume 22, Number 4, May 2006
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