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Michael Sears is an authority on digital media technologies, including content management, digital rights management, cross-media publishing, and content production systems, as well as on issues related to intellectual property in the online world. Michael is also an expert in copyright and media law as it relates to rights management.

He has over 25 years of professional experience. He understand that it's about the business, not how hot the content, or how cool the technology. It's about your customers using your products in the way you expect them to. It's about a fair and equitable trade of goods and services (from you) for some form of compensation (to you).

Michael is an engineer, a lawyer and a business man. He's worked at silicon, system hardware, application software and digital media companies. He has experience in technology business development, architecture, and marketing; publishing and new media. He has had profit and loss responsibility as a CEO in small companies, and as a General Manager/Corporate Officer in large public companies. He has introduced new technologies into emerging markets, shipped products that generated multi-million dollar returns, and done deals with the largest and most prestigious brands and companies operating today. He has consulted with technology and media companies worldwide. Michael currently has eight patent filings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

On the legal and public policy front, Michael has been a leader from the earliest days of the digital revolution. He co-founded the Stanford Law and Technology Association, he currently serves on the executive board of Stanford Law School, and he has been a member of numerous standards bodies and associations, including as a sponsoring member of the Congressional Internet Caucus of the United States House of Representatives.

He has expertise in digital media technologies such as content management, digital rights management and streaming media; and he has written, spoken, and been quoted in the press on many subjects. He is a member of the California Bar.

Michael holds a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School, and an Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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