Michael M. Krieger is a Los Angeles based attorney whose
practice is devoted to high technology business issues, especially
for software, multimedia and Internet-related development,
acquisition, licensing, distribution and services.
This focus includes strategic counseling, litigation
strategy and preventive methods to exploit and secure content,
trademarks and other intellectual property. Within the computer community, his clients
have included both start-ups and industry leaders. Internationally, in addition to transactions for private clients,
he has assisted in programs related to intellectual property
for government entities including the U.S. Commerce Department
and the Brazil/UN Software Export project, and is providing
strategic counseling to several international software and
web-based initiatives. He
occasionally serves as an expert in computer related litigation.
With a long-time interest in both the conflict between trademark
interests and domain name holders, and in the on-going Internet
governance "wars," Mr. Krieger regularly writes
articles and speaks on current developments in these areas.
He served as a special private advisor to Dr. Jon Postel,
the late Internet pioneer/"czar" implemented the
U.S. Government's mandate to transfer Internet policy making
and control to a private corporation.
As a frequent speaker and author on computer law and business
topics generally, Mr. Krieger has developed courses and conference
programs for universities, the Software Publisher's Association,
legal groups and other "IP consumers." He organized
and chaired the 1988 International Conference on Computers
and Law, participated in the Computer Law Delegation to China/Japan,
co- organized the World Computer Law Congresses in 1991 and
1993, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee,
and chairs the Computer Law Subcommittee, of the California
Bar's Intellectual Property Section.
He is Editor-in-Chief of "New Matter," the
IP Section's quarterly journal, and on the editorial board
of Cyberspace Lawyer.
Holding degrees in mathematics from Caltech (B.S.) and UCLA
(Ph.D.), Mr. Krieger spent ten years on the UCLA and MIT computer
science and mathematics faculties, after which he was intern/scholar
for information policy at the National Telecommunications
and Information Agency and received his J.D. from UCLA; he
also was a Fulbright
Scholar/Visiting Professor (Computer Science) in Brazil.
Mr. Krieger remains actively connected with the UCLA
Computer Science Department where he founded and leads two
innovative graduate seminar series "Entrepreneurship:
Technology Business Fundamentals" and "Entrepreneurship
and E-Commerce." He has served as a member of the Board
of Directors of the California Israel Chamber of Commerce
and of the Caltech Alumni Association. He is currently on the Advisory Boards of the
Caltech Enterprise Forum and the Los Angeles Business Technology
Mr. Krieger is a partner in the newly formed Century City
firm Krieger & Nunziato LLP which specializes in the business,
intellectual property and litigation needs of emerging technology
companies; he was of counsel to the venerable Bronson Bronson
& McKinnon prior to its dissolution in 1999.
He may be reached at email@example.com.