Keith BergeltDurham, NC
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. OIN enables and defends Linux through its royalty free patent licensing program and efforts such as Linux Defenders (www.linuxdefenders.org).
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. He raised over $300 million at these firms while financing IP-centric portfolio companies of leading financial sponsors.
Previously, Mr. Bergelt served as a senior advisor to the technology investment division at TPG. He also headed business development, IP and licensing for Cambridge Display Technology. Additionally, he established and served as GM of the Strategic Intellectual Asset Management business unit and director of Technology Strategy at Motorola. He is a frequent speaker on corporate strategy, finance, and IP management.