Erin-Michael leads Synthos Technologies’ product-related intellectual property strategy and protection, and supports strategic enterprise business development and sales. Previously, Erin-Michael was the Managing Director and the Chief Intellectual Property Officer at MDB Capital Group where he advised both companies and investors on complex IP and strategy issues. Prior to MDB Capital, he held executive leadership positions at various technology companies performing a breadth of functions related to product/IP strategy, product management and development, corporate development and business development and served as the Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a recognized expert in technology and intellectual property, Erin-Michael is regularly featured in the business and tech media industry including Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CNN/Fortune, among others. He currently serves as an appointed advisor to the Obama administration, providing detailed technical advice and policy recommendations on issues of IP and international trade.