Soryn IP Group

What We Do

Litigation Finance

Litigation Finance

Soryn IP Group can help innovators through a variety of financing options, including litigation finance, royalty monetization, equity investments, and more.

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Patent Advisory

Patent Advisory

Our focus is on creating large, dynamic patent portfolios around disruptive technologies—portfolios that are strategically crafted to not only protect our clients’ technologies but to also protect entire market spaces.


Patent Transactions

Patent Transactions

With decades of elite experience with respect to the legal, business and technology aspects of patents, Soryn IP Group is uniquely positioned to drive a range of monetization efforts on behalf of our clients. The proof: we have been engaged from innovators ranging from pedigreed inventors to billion dollar companies.



Michael J. Gulliford

Founder / Managing Principal

Repeatedly recognized as one of the Leading IP Strategists in the World, Michael is the Founder & Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. Although formerly a partner in the patent litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP — one of the most respected and feared such groups in the United States — Michael left his lucrative law practice to found a company 100% committed to innovators reliant on strong patent protection.  

Fatih M. Ozluturk

Managing Principal

Repeatedly recognized as one of the Leading IP Strategists in the World, Fatih is a Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. Fatih has decades of experience in technology, finance, intellectual property and entrepreneurship. As an inventor of over 400 patents and patent applications, most of which have been licensed worldwide, he has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the IP world.  

John White


Recognized as one of the top patent educators in the United States, John has over 30 years experience in all phases of the patent field. As a Director at Soryn, John is principally responsible for outreach to the technology community and advising Soryn clients on a host of strategic issues.  

"The US patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things"


From the Blog

Michael Gulliford’s Article On The Recent St. Regis Mohawk Tribe – Allergan IP Deal Appears As Guest Editorial on Patently-O

University of Missouri Law Professor Dennis Crouch’s highly regarded patent blog Patently-O has published Michael Gulliford’s article as a Guest Editorial. The article highlights the facts and implications of the deal, and brings a balanced view on IP ownership by Native American tribes.

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Soryn IP Group Principals Michael Gulliford and Fatih Ozluturk Named World Leading Intellectual Property Strategists

New York, New York (June 11, 2018) — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”), a patent advisory and litigation finance firm, announced today that Intellectual Asset Management (“IAM”), the premiere publication covering the business of intellectual property, again named Michael Gulliford and Fatih Ozluturk to its list of the World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists. This honor comes on the heels of a record setting 2017, in which Soryn and its subsidiaries announced closing almost $140 million in patent-centric deals during only its fourth full year of operation.

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 creating its list of IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

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Fatih Ozluturk’s Article “Finance Of IP Litigation” Appears In The Recent Issue Of IAM Magazine

Fatih Ozluturk’s article on finance of IP litigation has appeared in the recent issue of the IAM Magazine, the premier publication covering the business of intellectual property. Article explains financing options available in the industry for IP holders, characteristics of each type of financing, general due diligence process, and includes advise for those seeking IP litigation finance.

A pdf version of the article can be downloaded here: Finance Of IP Litigation

Soryn IP Group Closes $140 Million In Patent Deals In 2017

Soryn IP Group Closes $140 Million In Patent Deals In 2017

New York, New York (January 16, 2018) — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”), a patent advisory and litigation finance firm, announced today that 2017 was a record setting year. The firm, through its various affiliates, saw the close of approximately $140 million in patent-centric deals during only its fourth full year of operation. These results continue to highlight Soryn IP Group as one of the most active deal-makers in the world of intellectual property.

“We are extremely proud to have delivered for our clients in 2017,” highlighted Michael Gulliford, the Founder and a Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. “Last year, through our litigation finance and advisory affiliates, Soryn financed or brokered patent-centric deals totaling almost $140 million in value for some of the most notable names in technology and intellectual property. As part of these efforts, Soryn was also instrumental in putting together one of the most talked about patent deals of the year.” “We expect the momentum to continue in 2018 because the challenges facing innovators reliant on patents remain substantial.”

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IPWatchdog Publishes Article On Patent Based Financing Co-Authored By Soryn Principals and B. Riley Investment Bank

Recently we have co-authored an article with the B. Riley investment Bank on patent-based financing and what such financing can do for innovative companies looking to either create licensing revenues from their patent portfolios or to share the risk inherent in patent monetization efforts.

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Patent-Based Financings: Unlocking Licensing Revenues While Mitigating IP Monetization Risks

Soryn IP Group Announces Successful Fintech Patent Portfolio License Agreement For Financial Industry Giant

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”), a patent advisory and litigation finance firm, announced today the close of a financial technology (“fintech”) patent portfolio licensing deal for a client that is one of the largest institutions in the financial industry. The fintech portfolio was licensed to an operating company in the fintech space under an exclusive licensing arrangement. Financial terms and the identities of the parties have not been disclosed due to confidentiality restrictions. This deal adds to the multitude of closed patent related financings, portfolio sales, and licensing agreements that Soryn has announced within the past 12 months.

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IP Litigation Finance Has A New Star


A little more than a year ago, we founded Soryn Capital to finance the tremendous litigation expense that many innovative companies and universities must now incur to successfully resolve patent licensing deals. Whereas such deals used to be the province of the boardroom, recent patent reforms have driven things to the courtroom. In fact, patent litigation has become an unavoidable (albeit extremely expensive) part of the overall patent licensing negotiation process.

Core at Soryn Capital is the belief that innovators reliant on patents to protect market share or to generate licensing revenue need a well-capitalized financial partner possessing a particular expertise in patents, patent litigation and licensing. In a very short time, we are proud to have become that partner to a number of the world’s most respected technology companies, law firms and universities. Soryn Capital is now one of the best capitalized patent litigation financiers in the United States.

If there is a way our investments could alleviate litigation expense or help make patent licensing possible, feel free to reach out or visit us at

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