Michael is the acting Co-President at Public Knowledge. He oversees PK Thinks, Public Knowledge's place to explore long term trends and anticipate policy challenges. He also focuses on the policy implications of emerging technologies such as 3D printing and open source hardware. Michael is the author of a number of whitepapers including It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology and What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing? He regularly discusses the policy implications of emerging technologies in the press and at speaking events. Michael received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. Michael was born and raised in and around Washington, DC and looks forward to having his heart broken by the Washington football team every fall.


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