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Dean C. Eyler

Dean C. Eyler

Gray Plant Mooty

Minneapolis, MN, USA


Dean Eyler focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. He chairs Gray Plant Mooty's Intellectual Property Litigation team and has substantial experience in litigating trademark, trade dress, patent infringement, patent ownership, copyright, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition cases. He also represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation, real estate-related disputes, and in appellate practice.

Dean is also committed to pro bono representation and work in the community. He is the chair of Gray Plant Mooty's pro bono committee, and chair of the advisory board for the Minnesota Urban Debate League. He regularly represents clients seeking asylum, has worked on many human rights projects, and represents tenants in housing court matters. Dean was named Gray Plant Mooty's Pro Bono All Star for 2006.

After law school, Dean served as a law clerk for Donald P. Lay, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and a Special Assistant City Attorney for the City of Minneapolis.

Dean, his wife, and their two children live in Plymouth. When he is not practicing law, Dean enjoys skiing, basketball, reading, and coaching youth sports teams.

Honors and Distinctions
  • "Minnesota Rising Star," Thomson Reuters, 2004, 2006-2011
  • Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow, 2008-2009
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