Niro Scavone Haller & Niro

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Dean Niro graduated from the University of Colorado in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and obtained his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1991.

Dean acted as lead counsel in a number of patent, trademark and trade secret cases involving various DeWalt® and Black & Decker electric power tools including a multi-patent case involving over 10 patents and 50 different power tool products. Dean has also served as lead counsel on cases including internet marketing and the color blue trademark for Nylok Corporation. Dean served as second chair with his father, Ray Niro, in the trial of a trade secret lawsuit against a snowmobile manufacturer resulting in a jury verdict of $57 million. Dean has conducted numerous depositions, argued Markman hearings, and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

Dean is the author of an article entitled "Protecting Characters Through Copyright Law: Paving A New Road Upon Which Literary, Graphic And Motion Picture Characters Can All Travel," published in the DePaul Law Review. Dean currently teaches a course in intellectual property at the DePaul University College of Law and has lectured on intellectual property at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (DePaul University).


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