Michael Gulliford is the Founder and Managing Principal of Soryn IP Group, a patent advisory and finance firm headquartered in New York City. Michael is also the Managing Principal of Soryn’s sister company, Soryn Capital, which manages one of the most significant funds in the U.S. dedicated to patent litigation finance and other patent-centric opportunities. As the name behind several of the most recent and highly publicized patent deals, Michael regularly appears on the list of the Leading IP Strategists in the World, and is regularly asked to speak and publish on the latest patent developments. Prior to founding Soryn, Michael was a partner in the Intellectual Property group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Michael graduated magna cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law and received his B.A. in Neuroscience from Columbia University.