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SuperReturn US West
September 15-17, 2025
Hilton Los Angeles Universal CityLos Angeles

Phil Hartstein
Co-Founder and Partner at Soryn IP Capital Management


Phil Hartstein is an executive and investor with more than two decades of experience in the intellectual property industry. Prior to founding Soryn IP Capital, Phil was the President and CEO of Finjan Holdings (formerly NASDAQ: FNJN, now owned by Fortress), where he oversaw the licensing and enforcement of the Company’s pioneering cybersecurity patents, and established a number of IP industry best practices for patent licensing. During his tenure as CEO, Finjan generated more than $300 million in licensing income both through negotiated deals and trial victories. Prior to Finjan, Phil’s career focused on IP investments and monetization, in industries ranging from medical devices to cybersecurity technologies. Phil is active in several industry organizations, and has worked diligently to establish standards for patent licensing through the Licensing Executives Society, where is a founding Board member of the Standards Development Organization. A named inventor and patent holder, Phil has more than two dozen pending and issued patents. Phil is regularly invited to speak on patent, policy, and finance related topics. Phil has been twice recognized as a Top 40 Global IP Dealmaker by IAM Magazine. Phil graduated with a BS in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Agenda Sessions

  • Private credit: what are the subsegments of private credit that are set to outperform in this environment?