RPX Corp. Scores PTAB's 1st-Ever Attys' Fees Award

Law360, New York (July 8, 2016, 2:59 PM EDT) -- In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ordered Applications in Internet Time LLC to pay patent aggregator RPX Corp. more than $13,500 in attorneys' fees, after AIT was found to have improperly disclosed confidential information.

The order, which is dated July 1, comes a little more than a month after the PTAB found AIT had violated a protective order by sharing some of RPX's confidential information with an intellectual property attorney and the chief financial officer of a patent licensing company.

RPX asked for, and was awarded, $13,559 to cover legal costs incurred in connection with the...

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