Karen Copenhaver (Video Available)

Speaker: Karen Copenhaver, Legal Counsel at The Linux Foundation at


Using Licensing to Maximize Innovation in The Open Source Software Ecosystem.

Karen Copenhaver is listed in The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in America and among the top 50 women Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Ms. Copenhaver was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston for information technology law by Best Lawyers 2018. She was named a 2013 “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was also named the 2016 Boston “Lawyer of the Year” for Information Technology Law by Best Lawyers, a designation she also received in 2013 for Copyright Law and in 2014 and 2012 for Information Technology Law, and has been named in The Legal 500 for technology transactions. Ms. Copenhaver is only the 5th lawyer ever to receive Mass High Tech's prestigious “Mass High Tech All-Stars Award,” which honors the thought leaders and innovators throughout the New England technology sector. She has been chosen by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world’s top IP strategists.