Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. The company’s operating subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, applying their legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. Patent Licensing and Enforcement Business The company is an intermediary in the patent marketplace, bridging the gap between invention and application, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to patent owners. 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, where necessary, with the enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. The company is licensing and enforcing patented technologies and established a track record of licensing with approximately 1,490 license agreements executed as of December 31, 2015, across 185 patent portfolio licensing and enforcement programs. Strategy The company’s patent licensing and enforcement business strategy, conducted solely by its operating subsidiaries, includes three fundamental elements, including discovering potentially valuable patents or patent portfolios; working internally and with external experts to evaluate the use of the patented invention(s) in the relevant marketplace and assess a patents or patent portfolios’ expected economic value; and licensing and enforcement. Competition RPX, AST, Intellectual Ventures, Wi-LAN, Conversant, Round Rock Research LLC, IPvalue Management Inc., Vringo Inc., VirnetX, and Pendrell Corporation compete in acquiring rights to patents. History Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1992.
acacia research corp (ACTG:NASDAQ GS)
520 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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