Morgan Reed is a highly sought after expert on the intersection of government and technology. Beginning with a career in the ROC (Taiwan) and China, Morgan has dealt with foreign governments, telecommunications groups, software manufacturers and small business owners managing the core issues of innovation and IP.
In his role as Executive Director of ACT, Morgan specializes in issues including patents and copyrights in the digital age. His commentary and insight has been sought by the U.S. Senate High Tech Working Group, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property and Piracy, and the State Senate of California. Outside of government, Morgan has been called on as a technology expert for major news networks including ABC, CNN, CNBC and CBN. He is consistently quoted in the trade and popular press, ranging from “National Journal” to “Slashdot”. Morgan also has a background in software development, contributing to several open source projects including the Linux Router Project (LEAF) and a few small “BSD” based projects.
Morgan’s latest work has focused on developing a culture of IP within entrepreneurial organizations worldwide. Along with a team of venture capitalists, IP attorneys and successful businessmen, Morgan has lectured throughout the United States on the importance of treating IP as a key asset. This “Innovators Network” has reached more than 500 small businesses and is growing daily.
Before coming to Washington, Morgan worked for a Taiwan-based trading company specializing in the manufacture of OEM products for the U.S. market. He served as managing director of North American sales, handling bilingual contract negotiation. During Morgan's time abroad, he gave lectures in both English and Chinese on various aspects of U.S.-China trade, including building and maintaining long term partnerships in Asia. Morgan received his B.A in Political Science from Arizona State University and did graduate research in Chinese at the University of Utah and a Shi Ta University in Taiwan. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Alexandra and daughter Anwen.