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Acacia Research Corp (ACTG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

G Louis Graziadio

68 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Marc Booth

50 2018 Chief Intellectual Property Officer

Clifford Bradley

66 2018 Independent Director

Maureen O'Connell

56 2019 Independent Director

Frank Walsh

50 2016 Independent Director

Katharine Wolanyk

2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

G Louis Graziadio

Mr. G. Louis L. Graziadio, III is Executive Chairman of the Board of Acacia Research Corp. Mr. Graziadio is President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Southern Corp., the managing partner of Ginarra Partners, L.L.C., a closely-held California company involved in a wide range of investments and business ventures. Mr. Graziadio is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work and hunting gloves, rainwear, rain boots, industrial apparel, pet products, specialty merchandise, and wireless accessories for electronic and mobile devices. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Graziadio served as a director of Imperial Bancorp, the parent company of Imperial Bank, a Los Angeles based commercial bank acquired by Comerica Bank in January 2001. Mr. Graziadio, and companies with which he is affiliated, are significant stockholders in numerous private and public companies in a number of different industries. Since 1978, Mr. Graziadio has been active in restructurings of both private and public companies, as well as corporate spin-offs and IPOs. Mr. Graziadio previously served as a director of True Religion Apparel, Inc., a publicly traded clothing company until its sale in July 2013. Mr. Graziadio is also a member of the Board of Directors of World Point Terminals, LP, which owns, operates, develops, and acquires terminal assets relating to the storage of light refined products and crude oil.

Marc Booth

Mr. Marc Booth is Chief Intellectual Property Officer of the Company. Mr. Booth was previously the Executive Vice President, General Manager of Acacia Research Group, LLC, the Company’s primary operating subsidiary (“ARG” and together with the Company, “Acacia”) from 2013 to 2017. He joined the Acacia in 2006 as Vice President. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Booth’s career in design and development included positions as Senior Director Engineering of Powerwave Technologies; Vice President Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Comarco Wireless Technologies and Vice President Engineering, Sony Corporation. Mr. Booth began his engineering career as a Masters Fellow at Hughes Aircraft Co. Display Systems Division. Mr. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California Riverside and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Clifford Bradley

Mr. Clifford Allen Bradley is Independent Director of the Company. Allen Bradley, Jr. served as executive chairman of Amerisafe, Inc. from 2005 to 2016. He served at Amerisafe as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2015, president from 2002 to 2008, and Executive Vice President from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Bradley was Amerisafe's Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 1996 to 2000. As Executive Vice President-Operations from 1994 to 1996, he managed operations for Mor-Tem Systems, Inc. Mr. Bradley practiced law in Louisiana from 1976 to 1992 and was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he served as a state representative from 1984 to 1992. He also served on the board of the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. from 2012 to 2016, and is a past board member of Amerisafe, Inc. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University.

Maureen O'Connell

Ms. Maureen E. O'Connell is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. O'Connell is a global business executive, Chief Financial Officer and corporate director recognized for significant value creation through strategic initiatives in a variety of industries including media, education, digital, retail, technology, professional services, biotech, pharma, homebuilding, real estate and insurance. From 2007 to 2017, Ms. O'Connell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Scholastic Corporation, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. O'Connell had significant experience licensing rights, partnering with trademark and copyright owners and overseeing the protection and assertion of rights on a world basis. Earlier in her career, Ms. O'Connell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Gartner Group, the world's leading research and advisory company which has developed more than 300,000 business case studies of intellectual property since 1979. Maureen O'Connell has received numerous and diverse awards including CFO Studio's CFO World Class Award in 2017, Treasury and Risk magazine's 30 Outstanding Women in Business in 2012 and Irish Voice's Top 75 Influential Women in 2009. Ms. O'Connell also served as an independent director, audit committee chair and transaction committee chair at Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of highly specialized medicines, from 2013 to 2018 when it was acquired by Mallinckrodt in a $1.2 billion transaction. At Sucampo, Ms. O'Connell played a key role in evaluating the acquisition of highly specialized medicines in development resulting in the acquisition of two companies. She is currently an independent director at Harte-Hanks Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Beazer Homes USA Inc.

Frank Walsh

Mr. Frank E. Walsh III, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walsh is a Vice President of Jupiter Capital Management Partners, LLC and a founding partner of WR Capital Partners. Through Jupiter and WR, Mr. Walsh has extensive experience in the acquisition and financing of both public and private companies in the technology industry and many other industries. Mr. Walsh serves on the board of directors and the audit and compensation committees of 1st Constitution Bancorp and as a director and audit committee member of World Point Terminals Inc. Mr. Walsh also serves as a trustee for St. Benedicts Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Katharine Wolanyk

Ms. Katharine Wolanyk is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wolanyk's career spans the business, legal and engineering fields, with a particular focus in intellectual property. She is a Managing Director at Burford Capital, a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law with over $3 billion committed to the legal market. She was named a World's Leading IP Strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in 2015 through 2018 and has deep experience within the technology industry. Ms. Wolanyk leads Burford's intellectual property business as well as its Chicago office. Burford is one of the top performing listings on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market, with a current market capitalization of more than $4.5 billion. Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Wolanyk was President, Chief Legal Officer and a board member of Soverain Software, an enterprise software company whose patent portfolio has been licensed extensively in the software and Internet retailing industries. Ms. Wolanyk was also intellectual property counsel to a publicly traded IT solutions firm, General Counsel of a managed hosting provider, Senior Vice President of corporate development at a publicly traded enterprise software company, a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, and began her career as a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Ms. Wolanyk holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University.

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