Acacia Expands Patents To Laptops

Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research said that it has expanded its patents into the area of laptop computing. The firm, which has been seeking patent licensing fees in areas ranging from broadband downloads to receipt printing. The patents it has acquired cover docking stations and the methods used to connect laptops to peripherals. Acacia has been filing numerous patent infringement suits against companies to pay it patent licensing fees.