Acacia Research Corp. Subsidiary Enters into License Agreement with Smith & Nephew Endoscopy

Published: May 20, 2009

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG - News) announced today that its Thermal Scalpel LLC subsidiary has entered into a patent license agreement with Smith & Nephew Endoscopy covering certain Smith & Nephew electro-surgery products. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas with respect to those Smith & Nephew products.


Acacia Research’s subsidiaries develop, acquire, and license patented technologies. Acacia Research’s subsidiaries control over 100 patent portfolios, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries.

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