Standing at the transactional center of innovation.
Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) is the industry leader in patent licensing. By partnering with patent owners, Acacia applies its deep legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock financial value. An intermediary in the patent market, Acacia facilitates efficiency and delivers monetary rewards to the patent owner. With this strategy, Acacia has generated over $1,300,000,000 revenue to date, and has returned more than $723,000,000 to our patent partners.
Staunch defenders of the idea.
Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1993 by Bruce Stewart. Mr. Stewart, with strong ties to the California Institute of Technology, was a serial inventor and entrepreneur who valued innovation. Mr. Stewart’s vision for Acacia combined investment capital, ideas and bright people, allowing their emerging inventions to flourish.
On the heels of the financial market and NASDAQ meltdown in 2000, Acacia refocused its corporate strategy concentrating exclusively on technology backed by strong patents. Under the leadership of Paul Ryan and Chip Harris, the architects of Acacia’s new strategic vision, and after successfully licensing its own technologies, Acacia sought to build an independent patent licensing business, mimicking the in-house efforts of successful patent licensing companies like IBM and Qualcomm.
From that origin, Acacia and our patent partners have signed more than 1200 licensing agreements with many of the world’s largest companies. Consistent with its innovation heritage, Acacia has returned more than $723,000,000 to our patent partners. The Acacia team is un-paralleled in its ability to identify, secure, analyze and monetize intellectual property in a rapidly developing secondary market for patent assets.
Acacia Research Corporation Headquarters
520 Newport Center Drive, 12th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 480-8300 MAIN
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Acacia Research Group LLC Headquarters
17480 Dallas Parkway, Ste 121
Dallas, TX 75287
(214) 291-4632 MAIN
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Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Research Group LLC
Mr. Key joined Acacia Research Corporation in 2005 as Senior Vice President. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Research Group LLC in January 2013. In December 2015 Mr. Key was chosen to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Research Corporation. He is responsible for public policy implementation, Acacia’s public communication strategy, and contributes to the firm’s merger and acquisition activity. Mr. Key, with over 20 years of Wall Street experience, has a finance background and extensive experience in capital markets.
Mr. Key was previously affiliated with Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC, a San Francisco investment bank. Prior to that, over a ten year period, Mr. Key held various positions with New York Investment banks, Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Key is a Chartered Financial Analyst, attended Clemson University and holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
General Counsel of Acacia Research Corporation and Acacia Research Group LLC
Secretary of Acacia Research Corporation
Mr. Treska joined the company in April 2004 as Vice President. He was appointed General Counsel in March 2010 and appointed Senior Vice President in October 2011.
Mr. Treska was previously General Counsel, Director of Patents and Licensing for SRS Labs, Inc., a technology licensing company specializing in audio enhancement. Prior to joining SRS Labs, Mr. Treska practiced law at the intellectual property law firm Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear and was a design engineer with the TRW Space & Technology Group.
Mr. Treska holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Mr. Haynes has extensive public accounting experience. From 1992 to March 2001, Mr. Haynes was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ultimately serving as a Manager in the Business Advisory Services practice.
Mr. Haynes received a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Booth joined Acacia in June 2006 as Vice President and was promoted to Vice President, General Manager of Engineering in January 2010. He was appointed Senior Vice President in December 2010 and appointed Executive Vice President in April 2013.
Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Booth was Director of Systems Engineering at Nicholas Laboratories, a privately held technology company owned by ex-Broadcom CEO, Dr. Henry Nicholas, III. Previously, Mr. Booth was Vice President of Engineering of Intheairnet; Senior Director Engineering of Powerwave Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and CTO of Comarco Wireless Technologies, Vice President of Engineering, Sony Corporation. He began his engineering career as a Masters Fellow at Hughes Aircraft Co. Display Systems Division.
Mr. Booth holds a B.S. Physics, from the University of California Riverside and a MSEE degree from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Stewart joined Acacia in 1997 as Vice President of Corporate Finance. He was appointed to Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations in 1999.
Mr. Stewart was formerly President of Macallan, Dunhill & Associates, general partner of a private investment fund.
Mr. Stewart has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado/Boulder.