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Dean A. Pelletier

Dean A. Pelletier

Pelletier Law, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA


Dean A. Pelletier is the founder of Pelletier Law, LLC.

Prior to founding Pelletier Law, Dean was a managing director at an intellectual capital merchant banc and a board member/shareholder at another intellectual property (IP) law firm.

Dean has been a member of the Chicago legal community and working with IP for more than two decades.  His practice focuses on leveraging patents and trade secrets.

Dean’s litigation, trial and appellate experience includes representing Amsted Industries, the prevailing trade secret owner, in TianRui v. ITC, 661 F.3d 1322 (Fed. Cir. 2011), a case that has had a profound impact on U.S. trade secret law and U.S. trade secret owners, and his litigation experience includes representing ChatterPlug, Inc., the plaintiff, in ChatterPlug, Inc. v. Digital Intent, LLC and Kindred Healthcare, Inc., 1:16-cv-04056 (N.D. Ill.), one of the very first cases involving claims under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Dean is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a registered U.S. patent attorney.  He is a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), including the AIPLA Trade Secret Committee, and a member of several other professional associations, including the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Dean is a Massachusetts native, but his educational roots are in the Midwest.  He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1995 and his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 1991.  So, go Pats, Red Sox, C’s, B’s and ‘Cats!

For more information about Dean and to view his blog posts, please visit www.pelletier-ip.com or e-mail or call him.

Dean A. Pelletier is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Treat a Trade Secret Like a Passport and an NDA Like a Dispute and Discovery Roadmap (August 8, 2017) - Trade Secrets 2017: What Every Lawyer Should Know, Friday, October 27, 2017
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