NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2012-- Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG) announced today that a subsidiary has acquired patents for x-ray powder diffraction technology.

"Acacia continues to increase the number of patent portfolios we control in the medical device and diagnostics sectors," commented Paul Ryan, CEO and President. "Acacia is rapidly expanding its presence as a leader in patent licensing for both the technology and medical technology sectors." ABOUT ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION Acacia Research Corporation's subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, license the patents to corporate users, and share the revenue. Acacia Research Corporation's subsidiaries control over 200 patent portfolios, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries.

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CONTACT: Acacia Research Corporation Rob Stewart, 949-480-8300 Investor Relations Fax: 949-480-8301 or Media Contact: Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Adam Handelsman, 212-201-6622 Managing Director KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES RADIOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL SOURCE: Acacia Research Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/20/2012 06:00 AM/DISC: 06/20/2012 06:00 AM