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500 Newport Center Drive

7th Floor

Newport Beach, CA 92660

United States

Phone: 949-480-8300

Fax: 949-480-8301

Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. Patent Licensing and Enforcement Business The company partners with inventors and patent owners, applying their legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. The company’s operating subsidiaries assist patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios, the protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use, the generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies, and with the enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. Its subsidiaries own or control the rights to approximately 200 patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in various industries. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy includes the following elements: utilizing staff of in-house business development executives, patent attorneys, patent licensing executives, and technology engineers to conduct tailored patent acquisition and evaluation processes and procedures; identifying emerging growth areas; identifying core and patented technologies; considering the impact of subtleties in the language of a patent; evaluating the strength of a patent portfolio; identifying and considering potential problem areas; and identifying potential infringers, industries within which the potential infringers exist, longevity of the patented technology, and other factors that directly impact the magnitude and potential success of a licensing and enforcement program. Competition The company competes with RPX, AST, Intellectual Ventures, Wi-LAN, MOSAID, Round Rock Research LLC, IPvalue Management Inc., Vringo Inc. and Pendrell Corporation. History Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1992.

 

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