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Keith Bergelt

Keith Bergelt
CEO, Open Invention Network


Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent nonaggression 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 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, Keith served as CEO of two hedge funds formed to unlock the considerable asset value of intellectual property in middle market companies. Previously, he served as a senior advisor to the technology investment division at Texas Pacific Group. Keith also headed business development, IP, and licensing for Cambridge Display Technology and established and served as general manager of the Strategic Intellectual Asset Management business unit and director of Technology Strategy at Motorola.


Location: Portland Ballroom Level: Novice
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: **...
(2.43, 28 ratings)
The Keynote will outline the role of Open Invention Network in Open Source and describe the ways in which Capital, Leadership and Strategy are being leveraged to ensure the onward organic growth and development of Linux. Read more.
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Location: E142 Level: Novice
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The talk will introduce the audience to OIN and outline its role and goals in relation to Linux and the broader open source community of which it is a part. OIN will be discussed in the context of community wide initiatives at the Linux Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center regarding limiting the impact of patent assertion and litigation against members of the Linux Community. Read more.
Location: Portland Ballroom Level: Novice
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Phil Robb (Hewlett Packard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 11 ratings)
Coming soon. Read more.
OSCON 2008