PTAB Awards Attorneys’ Fees As Sanction For Protective Order Violation

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.OED, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, Patent Ethics, PTAB SanctionsLeave a Comment

On July 1, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in RPX Corp. v. Applications in Internet Time LLC, IPR2015-01750, 01751 & 01752, ordered patent owner Applications in Internet Time (AIT) to pay petitioner RPX Corp. $13,500 in attorney’s fees as a sanction for violating the Board’s protective order.  The Board found sanctions were warranted because AIT  disclosed the confidential … Read More