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):          January 4, 2015


(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


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


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


Acacia Research Corporation has resolved the dispute initiated by Microsoft Corporation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-08275.

The following actions brought by Acacia subsidiaries have also been resolved as they relate to Microsoft:  Intercarrier Communications LLC v. Microsoft Corp., et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-01639-GMS (D. Del.); Optimum Content Protection LLC v. Microsoft Corp., Case No. 6:13-cv-00741-KNM (E.D. Tex.); Internet Communications Solutions LLC v. Microsoft Corp., Skype Inc, and Skype Communications SARL, Case No. 2:14-cv-00189-JRG (E.D. Tex.); Cell and Network Selection LLC v. BlackBerry Corp. et al, Case No. 6:13−cv−00563−KNM (E.D. Tex.); Mobile Enhancement Solutions LLC v. Microsoft Mobile Oy & Nokia Inc, Case No. 3:13−cv−03977−MGL (N.D. Tex.); Super Interconnect Technologies v.  Microsoft Mobile Oy & Nokia Inc, Case No. 6:13−cv−00739−KNM (E.D. Tex.), Case No. 3:14-cv-2293-H-BGS (S.D. Cal.).

In addition, the action entitled Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. HTC Corp., et al., Case No. 6:13-cv-00738-LED/ 6:13-cv-00507-LED (E.D. Tex.) will be dismissed with respect to Microsoft without prejudice.






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:  January 4, 2015 By: /s/ Matthew Vella  
    Name: Matthew Vella  
    Title: Chief Executive Officer