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Acacia Research Corp · 8-K · For 3/3/07

Filed On 3/5/07, 6:01am ET   ·   Accession Number 1019687-7-630   ·   SEC File 0-26068

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 3, 2007

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ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
95-4405754
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
500 Newport Center Drive,
Newport Beach, California 92660
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(949) 480-8300
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:

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 3, 2007, Spreadsheet Automation Corporation, which is part of the Acacia Technologies group, and a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation, entered into a Settlement and License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation covering a patent that applies to spreadsheet automation technology.
 
The Settlement and License Agreement resolves a pending patent infringement lawsuit, Case No. 2:05-CV-127, which was filed by Spreadsheet Automation Corporation against Microsoft in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.




 

 



 

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.

ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION

Date: March 5, 2007
By: /s/ Paul R. Ryan
Name: Paul R. Ryan
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



 


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