Michael J. Kasdan is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice at Wiggin and Dana LLP. Michael has spent his career handling litigations, licensing matters, and transactional work, performing analyses and providing opinions, and advising companies on all aspects of intellectual property. Trained in electrical engineering and with a business background as a technology consultant, Michael works with a broad range of technologies, including consumer electronics, mobile devices, computer architecture, semiconductor chips, Internet and e-commerce, and medical devices.
In addition to his diverse experience as outside counsel, Michael has served as in-house patent counsel to Panasonic Corporation in Japan while working on secondment in Panasonic’s licensing center. In that role, he acted as lead counsel in numerous third-party patent assertions and license negotiations, negotiated complex agreements, including portfolio cross-license agreements, and worked with the company to identify high value patents and strengthen their protection.
Michael also teaches as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, NYU School of Law, and has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, addressing topics such as patent and trade secret law, IP Licensing, global patent litigation, patent exhaustion, and inequitable conduct. He also frequently writes and speaks on a range of topics including IP litigation, patent monetization and licensing practices, strategic portfolio development, patent eligibility, patent exhaustion, willful infringement, patent misuse and standards estoppel, standards essential patents, damages and patent valuation, inequitable conduct, social media and privacy issues, and legal ethics.