Acacia Names IP Executive from Sony Corporation of America to Management
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- June 4, 2013
Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG) announced today that Jaime Siegel
has joined Acacia Research Group LLC as Senior Vice President.
Mr. Siegel was most recently Vice President, Senior IP Counsel of Sony
Corporation of America and its Representative to Taiwan.
Mr. Siegel’s 15 year career at Sony included responsibilities for
international IP licensing, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and strategic
During his career at Sony, Mr. Siegel led teams in developing numerous
offensive licensing programs around international patent portfolios. He was
also responsible for the identification and negotiation of intellectual
property acquisitions and partnerships and negotiated joint ventures with the
purpose of licensing intellectual property.
Mr. Siegel was the chief negotiator on licensing projects in Europe, Korea,
China, Taiwan and the United States including several core asset licensing
programs. He also served on the Board of Directors of MPEG LA LLC, including
as Chairman of the Board.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Siegel was an Associate with both Kenyon & Kenyon
and Fish & Neave.
Mr. Siegel holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and a
J.D. from the Brooklyn Law School.
“I am very excited to be joining Acacia and look forward to playing a
leadership role by leveraging my years of experience in international IP
monetization,” commented Mr. Siegel.
Acacia Research Corporation’s CEO, Paul Ryan, commented, “Mr. Siegel’s
extensive experience in managing intellectual property issues at Sony over the
past 15 years makes him a great addition to Acacia’s management team as we
continue to build the country’s leading patent licensing company.”
ABOUT ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
Acacia Research Corporation’s subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent
owners, license the patents to corporate users, and share the revenue. Acacia
Research Corporation’s subsidiaries control over 250 patent portfolios,
covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries.
Information about Acacia Research Corporation and its subsidiaries is
available at www.acaciaresearchgroup.com and www.acaciaresearch.com.
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such statements, including those related to Mr. Siegel’s employment
and impact therefrom, are based upon our current expectations and speak only
as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely
from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various
factors and uncertainties, including Mr. Siegel’s continued employment and his
ability to help expand and build our business, the economic slowdown affecting
technology companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid
technological change in our markets, changes in demand for our future
products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general
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Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Forms 8-K and 8-K/A,
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Acacia Research Corporation
President & Founder
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