8-K 1 a10-2761_18k.htm 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 27, 2010

 


 

CombiMatrix Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware

 

001-33523

 

47-0899439

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

6500 Harbour Heights Parkway, Suite 303
Mukilteo, Washington 98275

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(425) 493-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):

 

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Item 1.01.  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

On January 27, 2010, National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA (“National Union”), Acacia Research Corporation and we entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”), pursuant to which National Union has agreed to pay us $25.0 million by February 12, 2010 to settle the dispute. Consistent with the Settlement Agreement, we have not issued a press release with respect to this event as is our normal custom upon entry into material agreements.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K, including its exhibits, contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. Forward-looking statements represent our management’s judgment regarding future events. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Current Report on Form 8-K, are forward-looking statements. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, and you should be aware that the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including the statements under “Risk Factors” contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

COMBIMATRIX CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

Dated:    January 29, 2010

 

By:

/s/ SCOTT R. BURELL

 

 

 

Scott R. Burell, Secretary and

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

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