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 nearly 4,000 community members. In his capacity as CEO, he is directly responsible for enabling, influencing, and defending the integrity of Linux and adjacent open source software as 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.


Keith Bergelt