Lawrence Rosen J.D. ’94 is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.
In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects. In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.
Larry served on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of SpikeSource, Black Duck Software, and JasperSoft.
Larry’s book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.
Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations.