Mr. Keith Bergelt

CEO, Open Invention Network

Monetization and IP session

Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Inention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, organized to support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software.  OIN has more than 1,900 OIN community members and owns more than 1,100 global patents and applications.  The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are available royalty free to any party that joins the OIN community.
Prior to joining OIN, Mr. Bergelt served as CEO of two hedge funds formed to unlock the considerable asset value of intellectual property in middle market companies.
Previously, Mr. Bergelt served as a senior advisor to the technology investment division at Texas Pacific Group.   He also headed business development, IP and licensing for Cambridge Display Technology.  Additionally, he established and served as General Manager of the Strategic Intellectual Asset Management business unit and director of Technology Strategy at Motorola.