Acacia Research

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Acacia Research
Type Public
Industry Patent monetization
Founded 1993[1]
Headquarters Newport Beach, California, USA[2]
Key people Robert "Chip" Harris executive chairman
Matthew Vella, CEO/president[1]
Subsidiaries Acacia Research Group LLC

Acacia Research Corporation is an American company based in Newport Beach, California which, through various subsidiaries, purchases patents and licenses from them or takes legal action[3] against perceived infringers of its intellectual property.[2]

Also, see Patent Troll


  1. ^ a b Acacia Research Corporation Form 10-K, received February 26, 2010,
  2. ^ a b Cherry, Steven M. (June 2004). "Patent Profiteers". IEEE Spectrum. "By its own account, Acacia is the only publicly traded company in the world that is engaged primarily in acquiring and licensing patents." 
  3. ^ "New Patent Cases Involving Acacia". Docket Alarm, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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