Two Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named Again By IAM Strategy 300 as World-Leading IP Strategists

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Wiggin and Dana is proud to announce that Joseph Casino and Michael Kasdan have been named as world-leading IP Strategists in the 2019 edition of the IAM Strategy 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists. This unique guide identified the top 300 individuals worldwide who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.

Joseph Casino, chair of Wiggin and Dana's IP practice group, has 20 years of experience as a lead counsel in patent litigation in more than 100 cases and also advises clients on complex licensing matters, patent monetization issues, patent portfolio development and worldwide intellectual property strategic counseling.

Michael Kasdan, partner and member of Wiggin and Dana's IP practice, has over fifteen years of experience representing companies in patent litigations, handling third-party patent assertions and both offensive and defensive license negotiations, as well as portfolio cross-license agreements, and advising companies – both large and small – on IP strategy. He is the author of Patent Licensing and Monetization chapter of the Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (Oxford Press, 2018), and been an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law for the past five years, teaching a course on IP Licensing and guest lecturing in NYU’s International Intellectual Property course as well as its Business Transactions Clinic. Mike is active in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and heads the New York Chapter of the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council (IIPCC). This is his third consecutive year being included in the IAM Strategy 300.

IAM conducts in-depth research to identify individuals who possess world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximize the value of patents, copyright, trademarks and other IP rights The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify these IP Leaders. Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

"Intellectual property helps to drive the 21st century economy, creating strong incentives to invest in the creation and roll-out of brands and all types of content, as well as the innovative process. This makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before. Their ability to create significant value makes them indispensable, where in the world they operate," says IAM editor Joff Wild.  "Since it was launched, the IAM Strategy 300 has become the go-to guide for those seeking to find out who leads the way when it comes to IP strategy. We invest considerable time and effort into identifying the right candidates for inclusion and we salute all those who have made it into the final publication. For the work they do, they deserve this recognition.”

To view the 2019 IAM Strategy 300 online, please click here.