Acacia Subsidiary Enters into License and Settlement Agreement with Avalanche, LLC

Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG) announced today that its Unified
Messaging Solutions LLC subsidiary has entered into a license and settlement
agreement with Avalanche, LLC. This agreement resolves patent litigation that
was pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Florida and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Illinois. 

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 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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of the date hereof.Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from
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and uncertainties, including the recent 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,
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of operations and financial condition.We undertake no obligation to revise or
update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Acacia Research Corporation
Rob Stewart
Investor Relations
Tel (949) 480-8300
Fax (949) 480-8301
or
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