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Keith Bergelt

Open Invention Network

Keith Bergelt has over 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property strategy, working for both industry and as a consultant in senior executive positions. Bergelt is today recruited by IBM, Red Hat, Sony, NEC, Philips and Novell to serve as the CEO of Open Invention Network, a pro-competitive defensive patent management organization established to enable freedom to operate in Linux and to support the openness of innovation emerging through open source projects such as Linux. The focus of his talk will draw from his unique experience of open innovation networks and open source strategies.