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8.01 Other Events.
March3, 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
patent that applies to spreadsheet automation technology.
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.
to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant
duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto