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About Karl Auerbach

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Karl Auerbach

Mr. Auerbach is the Chief Technology Officer at InterWorking Labs ( in Scotts Valley, California.

Karl has been developing Internet technology since the early 1970’s when he worked at System Development Corporation (SDC). He is also deeply engaged the issues of law, technology, and internet governance.

Karl is a “Pioneer Member” of the Internet Society.

Karl served as the North American publicly elected member of the Board of Directors of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

He was a senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture group in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems.

Karl has been an attorney in California since 1978. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.

Karl was named as a Yuen Fellow of Law and Technology at CalTech and the Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. And he received the 2002 Norbert Wiener Award from the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).

He founded both Epilogue Technology Corporation and Empirical Tools and Technologies, Inc. He also worked with Precept Software, where he developed the core of IP/TV. He has been involved with several other startups.

He is the co-founder of the Boston Working Group and has been involved in the issues of Internet governance for several years.

Karl has worked on open voting issues and has served on the Board of Directors of the Open Voting Consortium.

In his spare time he is helping to restore a 1923 mainline steam locomotive. (

Karl also spent a decade and a half doing backstage work with a professional theatre company in Palo Alto, California.

Karl’s home page is at Cavebear.

Karl holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD (cum laude) from Loyola Marymount.