People: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.O)
1 May 2015
Mr. Matthew Vella is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Vella was appointed President of Acacia Research Corporation in September 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President in August 2013. Mr. Vella joined Acacia in November 2006 as Vice President. He was appointed Senior Vice President in October 2007 and appointed Executive Vice President in October 2011. Formerly, Mr. Vella was Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ATI Research, Inc. Prior to joining ATI Research, Inc., Mr. Vella was Lead Patent License Counsel for Nortel Networks, Inc. and Counsel for Nortel Networks Corporation. Mr. Vella holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University and a J.D. degree from the University of Toronto Law School. We believe that Mr. Vella’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive experience in the patent licensing and enforcement industry and his tenure at our company, including his service as a Senior and Executive Vice President since November 2006, as President since 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2013, during which time he has gained a unique and extensive understanding of our company, our business, our long term strategy and the industry in which we operate.
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