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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Amster

46 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Heath

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Mallun Yen

44 2010 Executive Vice President

Martin Roberts

54 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Swank

45 2013 Senior Vice President - Head of Client Development and Relations

Thomas Ryder

71 Lead Independent Director

Gilbert Palter

50 2016 Director

Andrew Africk

46 2016 Independent Director

Shelby Bonnie

50 2011 Independent Director

Frank Dangeard

58 2014 Independent Director

Steven Fingerhood

57 2012 Independent Director

Sanford Robertson

84 2011 Independent Director

Joann Horne

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Amster

Mr. John A. Amster J.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rpx Corp., since August 1, 2012. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since March 2010, Co-Chief Executive Officer from inception until March 2010 and a director since inception. Prior to founding company, Mr. Amster served as the General Manager of Strategic Acquisitions and Vice President of Licensing at Intellectual Ventures, a patent licensing firm, where he was responsible for strategic acquisitions of patent portfolios as well as developing the software and e-commerce licensing programs, from 2005 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Amster served as Managing Director and founded the M&A Advisory practice for Ocean Tomo, an intellectual property and brokerage firm. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Amster served in various positions, most recently as Vice President and Secretary, at InterTrust Technologies, where he worked on intellectual property transactions, merger and acquisition activities and late-stage financing activities. Mr. Amster received a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

Robert Heath

Mr. Robert H. Heath is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of RPX Corp since January 2015. Mr. Heath served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Development since February 2013, and as our Vice President, Corporate Development since March 2011. Prior to joining RPX, Mr. Heath served as Head of Strategy and Acquisitions for Technicolor, a leading supplier of technology and services to media companies, and as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at iBahn, an Internet service provider to the hospitality industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Heath worked as an investment banker, focusing on technology and growth companies at Kidder Peabody, SG Warburg and Robertson Stephens. Mr. Heath received his A.B. from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mallun Yen

Ms. Mallun Yen J.D., is Executive Vice President of Rpx Corp., since November 2010. Prior to joining, Ms. Yen served as Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel from 2002 to 2010, at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy to protect, enhance, defend and capture the value of its intellectual property. Ms. Yen received her B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall.

Martin Roberts

Mr. Martin E. Roberts Jr. J.D. is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Rpx Corp. He was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from October 2010 to February 2013. From July 2007 until October 2010, Mr. Roberts was the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Linden Research, Inc. From January 2006 to July 2007, Mr. Roberts served as Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., and from March 2004 to January 2006, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Shopping.com Ltd. Mr. Roberts holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Steven Swank

Mr. Steven S. Swank is Senior Vice President - Head of Client Development and Relations of Rpx Corp., since February 2013. He was Vice President, Head of Client Development and Relations from February 2012 to February 2013, and as Vice President, Client Relations from July 2010 to February 2012. From May 2006 until June 2010, Mr. Swank served as Vice President of National Account Sales at Comdata Corporation, where he was responsible for maintaining client relationships and developing new business opportunities. Mr. Swank received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Singapore.

Thomas Ryder

Mr. Thomas O. Ryder is Lead Independent Director of Rpx Corp. He has been a director of company since December 2009. Mr. Ryder has been a director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since April 2001, Amazon.com, Inc. since November 2002 and Quad/Graphics, Inc. since July 2010 and was Chairman of the board of directors at Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. from October 2007 to November 2009. Mr. Ryder was Chairman of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. from April 1998 to December 2006 and was its Chief Executive Officer from April 1998 to December 2005. Mr. Ryder received a B.A. in Journalism from Louisiana State University.

Gilbert Palter

Mr. Gilbert S. Palter is Director of the Company. Mr. Palter has a 20-year track record of value creation in private equity as the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of EdgeStone Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms. Mr. Palter is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, as a Baker Scholar. He has served as a director and as Chair of numerous public and private company boards, and currently serves on the boards of Atlantic Power Corporation, EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc., Aurigen Reinsurance Limited, Specialty Commerce Corp., Eurospec Manufacturing Inc., Stephenson's Equipment Rental, and Tunnel Hill Partners, LP.

Andrew Africk

Mr. Andrew D. Africk is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Africk has over 20 years of corporate management and director experience. Africk founded Searay Capital LLC, a private investment company, in 2013. He previously spent 21 years at Apollo Global Management LLC, an alternative asset management firm, including as a senior partner responsible for Apollo’s investments in technology and communications such as Apollo’s purchases of Intelsat Ltd. (a global provider of commercial satellite services) and Hughes Communications, Inc. (a leading provider of satellite technology). Africk is currently a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SXC). Africk has a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Africk holds a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Shelby Bonnie

Mr. Shelby W. Bonnie is Independent Director of Rpx Corp., since January 2011. Mr. Bonnie is a Managing Director of Allen & Company, a position he has held since September of 2012. Previously, Mr. Bonnie was the CEO of Whiskey Media LLC, a position he held from June 2007 until February 2012. Mr. Bonnie was a co-founder of CNET Networks, Inc. and was at CNET Networks, Inc. as both an executive and member of the board of directors from 1993 to 2006, including as Chief Executive Officer from March 2000 until October 2006. Prior to joining CNET Networks, Inc., Mr. Bonnie held positions at Tiger Management Corporation, a New York-based investment management firm, Lynx Capital, a private equity fund, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. Mr. Bonnie received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Frank Dangeard

Mr. Frank E. Dangeard is Independent Director of Rpx Corp, effective April 24, 2014. He has been the Managing Partner of Harcourt, an advisory and investment firm, since March 2008. Mr. Dangeard was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson, a provider of digital video technologies, solutions and services, from September 2004 to February 2008. From September 2002 to September 2004, he was Deputy CEO of France Telecom, a global telecommunications operator. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Dangeard was Deputy CEO of Thomson Multimedia and Thomson S.A. and was appointed Deputy Chairman of Thomson Multimedia in 1999. Prior to joining Thomson Multimedia and Thomson S.A., Mr. Dangeard was Managing Director of SG Warburg from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Dangeard also serves on the boards of directors of Atari S.A., Symantec Corporation, and Telenor Group, as well as a number of privately held companies. He graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, the Paris Institut d’Études Politiques and holds an L.L.M from Harvard Law School.

Steven Fingerhood

Mr. Steven L. Fingerhood J.D., is Independent Director of Rpx Corp., since April 26, 2012. Mr. Fingerhood is the managing partner of Technology Opportunity Partners, L.P., a private investment partnership, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, Mr. Fingerhood was the founder of Zero Gravity Technologies Corporation, a developer of document security solutions, and served as its chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to InterTrust Technologies Corporation in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Fingerhood founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Direct Language Communications, Inc., a provider of localization services to the technology industry. Mr. Fingerhood also serves as lead independent director on the board of Harris Interactive Inc. Mr. Fingerhood received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

Sanford Robertson

Mr. Sanford R. Robertson is Independent Director of Rpx Corp., since May 2011. Mr. Robertson has been a partner of Francisco Partners, a technology buyout fund, since 1999. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Mr. Robertson was the founder and chairman of Robertson, Stephens & Co., a technology investment bank formed in 1978 and sold to BankBoston in 1998. Since the sale, Mr. Robertson has been a technology investor and advisor to several technology companies. Mr. Robertson was also the founder of Robertson, Colman, Siebel & Weisel, later renamed Montgomery Securities, another technology investment bank. Mr. Robertson also serves on the boards of directors of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., Pain Therapeutics, Inc., salesforce.com, inc. and the Schwab Charitable Fund. Mr. Robertson received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Joann Horne