University of Pittsburgh

IPI Directors

Michael J. Madison, Faculty Director

Michael J. Madison is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, where he specializes in the law of intellectual property and the Internet. He has been a member of the Pitt Law faculty since 1998 and was previously the Director of Pitt’s Certificate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

Professor Madison has taught intellectual property law as a visitor at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Munich and at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He taught at Harvard Law School in 1997-1998 as a Climenko Fellow. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Professor Madison practiced law with two private law firms in Northern California, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now part of DLA Piper Rudnick) in Palo Alto, and Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg (now Shartsis Friese) in San Francisco.

Professor Madison's scholarship has been published in numerous law reviews, including the Cornell Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the Case Western Reserve University Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He has spoken at dozens of academic and professional conferences on intellectual property and Internet law topics.

He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1987, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review, and a B.A. from Yale University in 1983.


Stephanie Dangel, Executive Director

Stephanie Dangel joined the IPI in 2013 after a successful career as a social entrepreneur, documentary film producer, and practicing lawyer in Pittsburgh. She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. She practiced law with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (predecessor to K&L Gates), held leadership positions at the Steeltown Entertainment Project, and produced two films, My Tale of Two Cities and The Shot Felt ‘Round the World.

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