RPX Corporation
RPX Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/07/2017 11:10:28)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 3, 2017


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RPX Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
 
Delaware
 
001-35146
 
26-2990113
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File No.)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
One Market Plaza
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(866) 779-7641
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of Martin E. Roberts to the Board of Directors

On August 3, 2017, the Board of Directors of RPX Corporation (the “ Company ”) elected Martin E. Roberts to the Board of Directors, effective as of the same day. The Company is aware of no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Roberts and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a director. There are no family relationships between Mr. Roberts and any director or executive officer of the Company. Mr. Roberts has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or series of similar transactions contemplated by Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
99.1
 
Press release issued by RPX Corporation dated August 7, 2017












SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
RPX Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ EMILY T. GAVIN
 
 
 
Emily T. Gavin
 
 
 
General Counsel
 
 
 
 
Date:
August 7, 2017
 
 






EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press release issued by RPX Corporation dated August 7, 2017





EXHIBIT 99.1
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Marty Roberts Joins RPX Board of Directors
 
SAN FRANCISCO – August 7, 2017 – RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Marty Roberts , has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors , effective August 3, 2017. With this appointment, the RPX Board expands to nine members, including seven independent directors.

“We are pleased to have Marty join the Board of Directors,” said RPX Chairman of the Board, Shelby Bonnie. “Under his leadership, the Company has increased its operational focus and begun developing initiatives that will contribute to the Company’s long-term success and build value for shareholders.”

Mr. Roberts has served as RPX’s CEO since February 5, 2017. He joined RPX in 2010 as the Company’s general counsel. Prior to RPX, Mr. Roberts served as General Counsel of Linden Lab where he was responsible for managing the legal department and advising the company’s board and management on legal issues and corporate governance matters. Before joining Linden Lab, he was Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., where he managed regulatory affairs and legal operations. Mr. Roberts received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and a BA from the University of Virginia.

About RPX

RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC) is the leading provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based company's pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents and patent rights, RPX helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing client network.

As of June 30, 2017, RPX had invested over $2 billion to acquire more than 18,000 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of over 320 clients in eight key sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and PCs, E-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking, and semiconductors.

RPX subsidiary Inventus is a leading international discovery management provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with the discovery process through the effective use of technology solutions. Inventus has been providing litigation support services to corporate legal departments, law firms and government agencies since 1991.

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