Acacia Research

Acacia Research Corporation 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 $1,000,000,000 revenue to date, and has returned more than $665,000,000 to our patent partners.
Company Growth (employees)
Newport Beach, US
Size (employees)
27 (est)
Acacia Research was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, US

Key People at Acacia Research

Marvin Key

Marvin Key

Matthew Vella

Matthew Vella

Chief Executive Officer and President
Clayton Haynes

Clayton Haynes

Robert L. "Chip" Harris

Robert L. "Chip" Harris

Executive Chairman
Marc Booth

Marc Booth

Executive Vice President, General Manager
Eric Lucas

Eric Lucas

Senior Vice President

Acacia Research Office Locations

Acacia Research has offices in Newport Beach, Plano, München and Chiyoda
Newport Beach, US (HQ)
520 Newport Center Dr
München, DE
4 Pettenkoferstraße
Plano, US
200 2400 Dallas Pkwy

Acacia Research Data and Metrics

Acacia Research Financial Metrics

Acacia Research's revenue was reported to be $8.9 m in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

8.9 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

(11.6 m)

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

255 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

54.3 m
Acacia Research's current market capitalization is $255 m.
USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


130.6 m130.9 m125 m152.7 m

Revenue growth, %



(82.9 m)(62.2 m)(152.6 m)(37.4 m)

EBIT margin, %

USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


50.1 m37.2 m34.2 m40.3 m13 m24.7 m41.4 m64.7 m8.9 m

General and administrative expense

9.4 m8 m7.5 m8.3 m6.9 m

Operating expense total

9.4 m8 m7.5 m8.3 m6.9 m


(8.2 m)(12.6 m)(13.6 m)1 m(26.8 m)(9.7 m)(34.9 m)16.3 m(11.6 m)
USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


51.7 m102.5 m314.7 m221.8 m126.7 m134.5 m135.2 m127.5 m

Accounts Receivable

6.3 m20.2 m33.5 m26.8 m


7.5 m4.4 m4.2 m3.2 m

Current Assets

273.7 m218.7 m183.9 m188.5 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


146 m154.3 m101.5 m119.1 m157.8 m145.3 m139.8 m116 m54.3 m

Accounts Receivable

25.2 m12.7 m30 m37.6 m12.8 m25.2 m4.3 m53.7 m7.8 m

Current Assets

255 m248.4 m201.8 m210.7 m187.3 m186.6 m194.9 m218.1 m169.7 m


231 k189 k155 k94 k
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

53.9 m57.5 m53.3 m34.4 m

Accounts Receivable

3.5 m(14 m)(13 m)6.8 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.5 m)4.2 m(9.9 m)34.1 m

Purchases of PP&E

(675 k)(109 k)(8 k)(4 k)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Accounts Receivable

25.2 m12.7 m30 m37.6 m12.8 m25.2 m4.3 m53.7 m7.8 m

Accounts Payable

16.8 m16.6 m12.7 m11.5 m17.5 m14.6 m11.4 m22.7 m11.7 m
USDY, 2017


327.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Acacia Research Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Patent Portfolios



1.43 k1.49 k1.5 k1.5 k1.5 k1.53 k1.54 k1.55 k
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Acacia Research Online and Social Media Presence

Acacia Research News and Updates

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Nokia sues Apple in patent dispute

Finland's Nokia says it is suing Apple for alleged breaches of 32 technology patents.

Nokia has sued Apple in Europe and the US

Nokia announced today it has sued Apple for violating 32 technology patents. The Finland-based technology company filed lawsuits against the iPhone maker in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuits cover patent…

Nokia Sues Apple Over 32 Technology Patents

The Finnish phone maker filed in courts in the U.S. and Germany.

Nokia Sues Apple for Infringing Technology Patents

Finland's Nokia Corp said on Wednesday it had sued Apple Inc, accusing the iPhone maker of violating 32 technology patents.

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