About the Author: Michael Madison

I teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. You can read more about me and my work here.  I teach and write about intellectual property law, innovation and creation, and “knowledge commons.”  I’m also a huge fan of soccer (sometimes “football”), as a former player, coach, referee, etc.; a student and practitioner of the leadership arts; and an engaged critic of processes of (re)urbanization of places such as Pittsburgh.

I have been posting here at madisonian.net on and off since 2004, much of that time with the assistance of a number of law professor colleagues.  As the website re-emerges (late 2016 and 2017) from its most recent hibernation, the material appearing here will be eclectic.

From 2003 to 2011, I also published Pittsblog, about regional economic development and the re-emergence of one particularly interesting city and region: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chris Briem turned up at Pittsblog from time to time, though he had his hands full (and still does) with his own site, Null Space.  Pittsburgh-themed posts will appear here from time to time.

The tag “GFOP” is an inside nod to the hosts of the Men in Blazers podcast, whose followers have adopted the label “Great Friend of the Pod” to identify themselves to one another and to the world.

Find me on Twitter at @profmadison.