Acacia Makes Patent Buy

Acacia Research, the patent and licensing firm which aggressively licenses its portfolio of patents to technology companies, said Monday that it has acquired 7 medtech patent portfolios, comprising over 150 patents and pending applications. The firm said the patents are related to medical devices, biologics and diagnostic techniques. Acacia owns a wide range of patents, and regularly pursues companies for licensing terms covering those patents. The firm has offices in Newport Beach, but now looks to have moved its headquarters to Frisco, TX, within the jurisdiction of the patent-lawsuit-friendly Eastern District of Texas Federal Court.