Soryn IP Group

Soryn IP Group is a patent advisory and litigation finance firm led by a former partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world and one of the most accomplished innovators in the technology & patent spaces. We provide a host of patent-centric services – including litigation finance, strategic IP consulting, and patent brokerage – to innovators ranging from universities to billion dollar corporations. We are experts in science, law and finance, and we maximize value for innovators at every stage of the intellectual property lifecycle.

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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.

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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.

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Leadership

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.  
 
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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.  
 
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John White

Director

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.  
 
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From the Blog

Soryn HLDR Invests $15.3M In Finjan, A Leader In Cybersecurity

We are happy to announce that Soryn HLDR made a $15.3M investment in Finjn in the form of preferred shares. Soryn HLDR was set up by Halcyon Long Duration Recoveries Management LP and its affiliates (“Halcyon”) in partnership with Soryn Capital, LLC (“Soryn”), an affiliate of Soryn IP Group, LLC. See the press release by Finjan here:

https://www.finjan.com/news-media/press-releases/detail/708/finjan-secures-15-3-million-series-a-1-preferred-stock

Soryn IP Group Principals Again Named Leading IP Strategists In The World By Intellectual Asset Management

New York, New York (June 17th, 2017) — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”) announced today that Intellectual Asset Management (“IAM”) — the premier international publication covering the business of intellectual property — named Michael Gulliford and Fatih Ozluturk to the 2017 list of Leading IP Strategists in the World. This is the third year in a row that Soryn’s Principals received such an honor.

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: 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.

“IP 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 innovation process. This makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before. Their ability to create significant value makes them indispensable, wherever 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.”

“We could not be more pleased to again be recognized as leading IP strategists in the world by such a respected publication,” highlighted Michael Gulliford, a Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. “In the past year, Soryn has advised a number of the most well-regarded technology companies and university technology transfer offices on their patent strategy, has sold or licensed patent portfolios for entities ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 50 companies, and has invested millions of dollars in innovative companies battling to protect their patent rights. We look forward to being a trusted partner for many more years to come.”

For more information about Soryn IP Group and its affiliates, please visit www.sorynipgroup.com.

ABOUT SORYN IP GROUP, LLC
Soryn IP Group is a patent advisory and litigation finance firm headquartered in New York, New York.

CONTACT
Michael Gulliford
Founder & Managing Principal: Soryn IP Group, LLC.
(646) 378-2059
mgulliford@sorynipgroup.com

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation Interviews Fatih Ozluturk, Inventor Of Over 400 Patents And Applications

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPOEF) has recently interviewed Fatih Ozluturk, who is an inventor of over 400 US patents and patent applications. Besides being a Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group, he is the inventor of key wireless technologies that have been licensed worldwide. He continues to invent and dedicates time and effort to educating entrepreneurs and inventors on patents and intellectual property matters. Read his interview with IPOEF here:
http://www.ipoef.org/?p=2561

Soryn IP Group Announces Successful Patent Portfolio Sale On Behalf of Fortune 100 Client

Soryn IP Group Announces Successful Patent Portfolio
Sale On Behalf of Fortune 100 Client

New York, New York (March 1, 2017) — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”), a patent advisory and finance firm, announced today the close of a patent portfolio sale related to smart phone technologies on behalf of a Fortune 100 client. The portfolio was sold to an operating company. Financial terms and the identities of the parties have not been disclosed due to confidentiality restrictions. This deal follows several patent related financings and portfolio sales that Soryn has announced within the past 12 months.

“We are so gratified to announce the close of this transaction, on behalf of such a significant client,” emphasized Michael Gulliford, the Founder and a Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. “First, the sale demonstrates the pedigree of companies that entrust their patent monetization and deal efforts to Soryn. Second, the deal validates the unique, demand driven patent acquisition model underlying Soryn’s brokerage business. Under this model, Soryn rarely takes patent portfolios to the open market for sale. Rather, operating companies seeking to acquire patent assets approach Soryn, which in turn sources the appropriate assets from within the vast portfolios of its clients — the most sophisticated technology companies in the world.”

“We’ve spent years building the trusted relationships and network necessary to implement our demand driven acquisition model,” notes Gulliford. “We firmly believe it is a model that suits everyone’s best interests. Operating companies seeking to acquire patent assets for strategic reasons gain a discreet avenue to source patents from Soryn’s clients, the owners of some of the most developed patent portfolios in the world. And our clients skip many of the inefficiencies associated with taking patent portfolios to the open market for sale. Because we start the process with demand, after we’ve already been approached by a buyer we deem credible, our clients know that a sale is never far off.”

For more information about Soryn IP Group, please visit: http//www.sorynipgroup.com.

ABOUT SORYN IP GROUP

Soryn IP Group is a patent advisory and litigation finance firm that provides patent advisory, brokerage and financing solutions to clients ranging from start-ups to universities to corporations. The company’s headquarters is located in New York City.

CONTACT

Michael Gulliford
Founder & Managing Principal: Soryn IP Group, LLC.
(646) 378-2059
mgulliford@sorynipgroup.com

Soryn IP Group Announces Closing Of Two More Patent Deals Despite Challenging Market

Patent Licensing Deal On Behalf Of Prolific Inventor And Patent Portfolio Sale On Behalf Of Publicly Traded Company

New York, New York (July 27, 2016) — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”), a patent advisory and finance firm, announced today the closing of two more patent transactions in what many consider a challenging patent market. The first is a patent licensing deal that Soryn concluded without litigation for an inventor possessing over one hundred patents, including several data storage system patents that are the subject of the licensing agreement. The second is a closed patent sale related to video compression technologies owned by a publicly traded wireless communications company. Financial terms and the identities of the parties have not been disclosed due to confidentiality restrictions. These deals follow Soryn’s recently announced $10.2 M co-financing of an innovator in the cybersecurity space.

“We are so gratified to announce more closed transactions on behalf our clients, emphasized Michael Gulliford, the Founder and Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group. “In the first instance we were retained by a highly prolific inventor to sell a patent portfolio related to data storage technologies. But rather than sell outright, we were able to secure for our client a lucrative license to the portfolio without any litigation, or the threat of litigation — a rarity in today’s patent market.” “Although the bulk of our work to date has been on behalf of large companies, bringing our client the recognition he deserves has been extremely rewarding.”

“In the second transaction, Soryn was retained by a publicly traded wireless communications company to sell a patent portfolio related to video compression technologies, and after several months closed the sale of that portfolio as well,” explained Gulliford. “Working with a publicly traded company certainly requires different considerations than working with an individual inventor, but in the end we are proud to have delivered for both. We remain humbled by the diversity of clients trusting Soryn to advise and execute patent monetization strategies on their behalf.”

For more information about Soryn IP Group please visit http//www.sorynipgroup.com.

ABOUT SORYN IP GROUP, LLC
Soryn IP Group is a patent advisory and finance firm that provides patent advisory, brokerage and financing solutions to clients ranging from start-ups to universities to publicly traded corporations. The company’s headquarters is located in New York City.

CONTACT
Michael Gulliford
Founder & Managing Principal: Soryn IP Group, LLC.
(646) 378-2059
mgulliford@sorynipgroup.com

Soryn IP Group Principals Named Among The World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists By Intellectual Asset Management

NEW YORK, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Soryn IP Group, LLC (“Soryn IP Group”) announced today that Intellectual Asset Management — the premier international publication covering the business of intellectual property — named Michael Gulliford and Fatih Ozluturk to the 2016 list of The World’s Leading IP Strategists. This is the second year in a row that Soryn’s Principals received such an honor.

Soryn IP Group creates, manages, monetizes and finances the intellectual property of clients ranging from start-ups to universities to billion dollar corporations. Gulliford, a former partner at one of the most prestigious international law firms, founded Soryn to implement models and strategies that are not focused on litigation and that complement today’s innovation environment. Ozluturk, who is formerly InterDigital’s most prolific inventor, and whose patents have been the cornerstone of a multi-billion dollar licensing program, joined shortly thereafter. In addition to its robust advisory and transaction practice, Soryn IP Group recently announced the close of more than $10 million in equity financing via its Soryn Capital affiliate.

“We could not be more pleased to again be recognized as top IP strategists in the world by such a respected publication,” highlighted Michael Gulliford, the Founder of Soryn IP Group. “Even more flattering has been to receive such recognition for the second straight year despite only being in business for three. IAM’s recognition reflects Soryn’s continued momentum in every aspect of the patent marketplace, from advisory to deals to financings.  We’re looking forward to a busy year ahead on many fronts.”

For more information about Soryn IP Group, or its financing affiliate Soryn Capital, please visit www.sorynipgroup.com.

ABOUT SORYN IP GROUP, LLC
Soryn IP Group is a patent advisory and finance firm that creates manages, monetizes and finances the IP of clients ranging from start-ups to universities to billion dollar corporations. The company’s headquarters is located in New York, New York.

CONTACT
Michael Gulliford
Founder & Managing Principal:  Soryn IP Group, LLC
(646) 378-2059
mgulliford@sorynipgroup.com

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