People: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.O)
Mr. Matthew Vella is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Acacia Research Corp. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective August 1, 2013. He has been President of the Company since September 5, 2012. He joined the Company in November 2006 as Vice President of Acacia Research Group, LLC (“ARG”), a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Vella was appointed Senior Vice President in October 2007, Executive Vice President in October 2011 and President in September 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vella served as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ATI Research, Inc. from May 2005 to November 2006. Prior to joining ATI Research, Mr. Vella served in a number of licensing positions with Nortel Networks, Inc. from January 1999 to May 2005, including Lead Patent License Counsel. 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.
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