Acacia Research Corporation is an American company based in Newport Beach, California, that works to license patents and perform relevant legal action such as dealing with patent infringement.
Acacia is sometimes referred to as a Patent troll because the company derives revenue from licenses and lawsuits rather than from building products. According to the company, it has returned over $705,000,000 to patent owners.http://acaciaresearch.com The corporation creates a subsidiary company for each set of patents it enforces. Currently, 95% of the company's business involves partnering with inventors and patent holders.http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/06/business/la-fi-stock-spotlight-acacia-research-20140407 Since the year 2000, it has formed 233 known subsidiaries and litigated 1,412 cases, four of which were not through a subsidiary. RPX Corporation - Acacia Research