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Keith Bergelt

Open Invention Network
CEO
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,600 community members and owns hundreds of global patents and applications. In his capacity as CEO he is directly responsible for enabling, influencing and defending the integrity of Linux and adjacent open source software is it relates to threats from patent aggressors. Prior to joining OIN, Mr. Bergelt served as CEO of two Hedge Funds – Paradox Capital and IPI – formed to unlock the considerable asset value of intellectual property (IP) in middle market companies. These were the first Funds to offer specialty lending products supported exclusively by IP. Previously, he served as a senior advisor to TPG. He also headed business development, IP and licensing for Cambridge Display Technology. Additionally, he served as GM of Strategic Intellectual Asset Management at Motorola and its director of Technology Strategy. He is a frequent speaker on corporate strategy, finance and IP management.