8-K 1 acacia_8k.htm FORM 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):          March 29, 2013


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 000-26068 95-4405754
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


500 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:       (949) 480-8300


          Not applicable          

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


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


 Smartphone Technologies LLC, Optimum Power Solutions LLC, Data Engine Technologies LLC, Express Card Systems LLC, Digitech Image Technologies LLC, Intercarrier Communications LLC, Wireless Mobile Devices LLC, Cell and Network Selection LLC and Power Management Solutions LLC, all of which are subsidiaries of Acacia Research Corporation, have resolved their respective patent disputes with Apple Inc. The following legal proceedings have been or will be dismissed: Civil Action No. 4a O 82/12 pending in the German District Court Dusseldorf; Civil Action No. 3:11-cv-01509-WHA previously pending in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California and currently on appeal to the Federal Circuit; Civil Action Nos. 6:12-cv-00697-LED and No. 6:13-cv-00136-LED currently pending in the United States District Court for Eastern District of Texas; Civil Action No. 8:12-cv-02125-MRW currently pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California; and Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-00764-JAG currently pending in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.





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.


Date:  March 29, 2013 By: /s/ Paul R. Ryan  
    Name: Paul R. Ryan  
    Title: Chief Executive Officer