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42 State Attorneys General Support Patent Reform

Attorneys general of 42 states yesterday called on the U.S. Senate to pass meaningful patent reform.

Innovation Act Would Significantly Alter Patent Litigation

The Innovation Act, written to keep the effective structure of the patent system in place but reducing the incentives to file frivolous complaints, is gaining momentum. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill, 325 to 91, on Dec. 5.

Microsoft Sues Acacia Over Mobile Deals

Microsoft sued Acacia Research Corp. today, claiming the patent company of breaking a contract "to license various smartphone and mobile computing technologies to Microsoft," according to Reuters.

Study Looks at Patent Trolls' Negative Effects

Patent trolls deter innovation by raising costs without making technological contributions, according to a new Federal Trade Commission study released today

Judge Rules Acacia Patent Claims Are Invalid

A federal appeals court this week affirmed a lower court’s ruling that all of Acacia’s asserted patent claims, over rights to send compressed audio and video signals over a network, are invalid.

Acacia Battle Paid Off for Adult Defense Fund

The six-year battle that pitted Acacia vs. the Adult Defense Fund started as a “rag-tag motley crew of dirty little porn people to unite.”

U.S. Judge Invalidates Acacia's Remaining Claims

After years of litigation, a federal judge has invalidated Acacia Media Technologies remaining patent claims against the Adult Defense Group and other companies.

Acacia Wins Judgment Against Yahoo

Acacia Research Corporation has won a $6.6 million judgment against search giant Yahoo for infringing on a patent governing online advertising using background images.

Acacia Settles Suit With AOL Over ‘Skins’ Advertising

As the case against a group of online adult companies continues in federal court over digital media transmission, Acacia Research Corp. has settled litigation in a separate case over electronic message advertising against America Online.

Acacia Acquires Electronic Messaging Patents

Acacia Patent Acquisition, a subsidiary of the Acacia Research Corp. has acquired rights to patents related to electronic message advertising.

Acacia Now a Defendant Over Alleged Patent Badgering

The online adult site owners fighting Acacia Technologies over alleged patent claims and resulting legal badgering have a new bedfellow. A restaurant chain has filed suit against Acacia Technologies, claiming it attempted to enforce a patent described as overly broad in “bad faith.”

Ruling to Impact Acacia Case, EFF Attorney Says

In a decision of particular interest to online adult companies, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled earlier this week that courts should look to the language in the patent itself rather than turn first to dictionaries to determine the meaning of patent claims.

Acacia Nabs Sony

Acacia Technologies Group signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Sony Corp. this week for a group of patents that pertain to interactive television delivery.

Acacia Adds Defendants to DMT Patent Litigation

Acacia Research, parent of Acacia Technologies Group, added additional cable companies to its Digital Media Transmission patent litigation Friday.

Acacia Acquires Laptop Docking Patent

In what could easily be called another one of Acacia Technology Group's overly broad patent claims, similar to its DMT patent, the patent holder claims to have acquired a patent relating to laptop connectivity and peripheral devices such as docking stations.

Acacia Sues Intel, Texas Instruments

A long way from its original attack against the online adult industry two years ago for patent infringement on its Digital Media Transmission patents, Acacia Technologies Group has taken on two of Silicon Valley's biggest players and is once again headed to court.

Acacia Secures Deal With Nokia

After finalizing the $25 million acquisition of 27 patent portfolios held by Global Patent Holdings, Acacia has licensed multi-dimensional bar code technology to mobile communications giant Nokia.

Acacia Releases 4Q Earnings Report

Acacia reported its fourth quarter and year-end financials, indicating steady growth in its Digital Media Transmission licensing revenue for the streaming of audio and visual content over the Internet and satellite channels.

Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio

After signing a binding Letter of Intent in mid-December, Acacia Research Corp, parent company of Acacia Technologies Group, announced Monday that it has finalized the acquisition of 27 patent portfolios held by Global Patent Holdings.

Acacia to Acquire 27 New Patent Portfolios

Acacia Technologies Group moved to expand its patent holdings Thursday by signing a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Global Patent Holdings, an Illinois-based patent holding company.