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Sun Patent Trust was established in December 2015 as a Delaware Statutory Trust. We own over 3,000 patents and pending applications. Our patent portfolio includes protection in North America, Europe and Asia. 

We license our portfolios through patent pools, other platforms and through individual licensing transactions. We are committed to licensing our standard essential patents under the FRAND patent policies set by the relevant standard setting organisations.

We firmly believe that there should be standards of good practices followed by licensing entities and our Managing Trustee is part of Licensing Executive Society's effort to develop licensing standards.





Joe Casino is a Managing Trustee of Sun Patent Trust and a partner at Wiggin and Dana. He has been involved in licensing and patent enforcement for more than 25 years. He specialises in patent office disputes, complex licensing, patent monetisation, patent portfolio development, and worldwide intellectual property strategic matters.

Joe's work has earned him industry recognition, being named one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Strategy 300, as well as Super Lawyerhonors. He has been the lead negotiator for license and cross-license discussions involving some of the largest patent portfolios. Joe is currently active in the Licensing Executive Society Standard Program for developing an ANSI standard of best practices for licensing negotiations.

Joe has authored dozens of articles and papers on IP and patent law. He has also lectured extensively on topics such as patent eligibility, inter parties review, patent exhaustion, drafting patent license agreements, damages and risk analysis, claim construction, and the doctrine of equivalents.

Joe received his J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was an editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and received various academic awards. He earned a B.S. cum laude in computer science from Brooklyn College.

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