Profile: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.O)
4 Aug 2015
Acacia Research Corporation, incorporated on October 8, 1999, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, engaged in patent investment, prosecution, licensing and enforcement activities. The Company’s subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners for patented inventions. The Company’s subsidiaries generate revenues from the granting of intellectual property rights for the use of patented technologies that its subsidiaries control or own.
The Company’s 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. Its subsidiaries own or control the rights to multiple patent portfolios, which include the United States patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a variety of industries. The Company is engaged in licensing and enforcing patented technologies and has licensed over 1,430 license agreements, across 181 of its patent portfolio licensing and enforcement programs, as of December 31, 2014.
The Company partners with the disenfranchised patent owner, including individual inventors, universities, and multi-national corporations in the technology, medical technology, energy, and industrial sectors. The Company’s subsidiaries include 3 Degrees, LLC, which patents relate to professional and social media networking technology; 3D Design Solutions, LLC, which patents relating to Computer-Aided Design Technology; Adaptix, Inc., whose portfolio relates to air interface technology used in modern 4G wireless networks and the patents relate to both infrastructure and user equipment; American Vehicular Sciences, LLC, which patents from Automotive Technologies International, or ATI and Intelligent Technologies International (ITI), relating to numerous automotive safety, navigation and diagnostics technologies; Body Science, LLC, which patents relating to apparatus for use in wireless physiological monitoring; Bonutti Skeletal Innovations, LLC, which is engaged in issued and pending patents and applications in the orthopedic field covering, among other things, suture anchors, biologics, total knee replacements, total hip replacements, minimally invasive surgery, partial knee and hip replacement, spinal implants, and surgical instruments and methods of use; Brandywine Communications Technologies, LLC, which patents related to Broadband Communications Technology; Brilliant Optical Solutions, LLC, which patent relates to Core Fiber Optic Network Architectures, and Cell and Network Selection, LLC, which patents family relates to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) user equipment (phones, tablets, dongles), among others.
The Company competes with RPX, AST, Intellectual Ventures, Wi-LAN, Conversant, Round Rock Research LLC, IPvalue Management Inc., Vringo Inc. and Pendrell Corporation.
Acacia Research Corp
520 Newport Center Drive, 12Th F
NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660