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Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG: CBMX) announced today that David White has joined its Acacia Technologies group, a leader in technology licensing, as Vice President, Business Development.

Acacia Technologies Expands Business Development Team

NEWPORT BEACH, CA | Posted on February 27th, 2007

Mr. White was formerly Vice President of Discovision Associates, a patent licensing company which is wholly-owned by Pioneer Electronics. Mr. White was with Discovision from 1989 until 2006 where he managed all aspects of patent licensing and patent acquisition. He was most recently President of Intellectual Property Holdings, Inc., a patent brokering service company.

Paul Ryan, Chairman & CEO commented, "Mr. White is a great addition to our team. His extensive experience in both patent acquisition and patent licensing will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand our business of partnering with owners of patented technologies."

Mr. White holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Arts from Michigan State University, and a J.D. degree from the Michigan State - Detroit College of Law.


Acacia Research Corporation comprises two operating groups, Acacia Technologies group and CombiMatrix group.

The Acacia Technologies group develops, acquires, and licenses patented technologies. Acacia controls 61 patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and certain foreign counterparts, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries including audio/video enhancement & synchronization, broadcast data retrieval, computer memory cache coherency, credit card fraud protection, database management, data encryption & product activation, digital media transmission (DMT®), digital video production, dynamic manufacturing modeling, enhanced Internet navigation, image resolution enhancement, interactive data sharing, interactive television, laptop docking station connectivity, microprocessor enhancement, multi-dimensional bar codes, network data storage, resource scheduling, rotational video imaging, spreadsheet automation, user activated Internet advertising and web conferencing & collaboration software.

The CombiMatrix group is developing a platform technology to rapidly produce customizable arrays, which are semiconductor-based tools for use in identifying and determining the roles of genes, gene mutations and proteins. The CombiMatrix's group's technology has a wide range of potential applications in the areas of genomics, proteomics, biosensors, drug discovery, drug development, diagnostics, combinatorial chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology.

Acacia Research-Acacia Technologies (Nasdaq: ACTG) and Acacia Research-CombiMatrix (Nasdaq: CBMX) are both classes of common stock issued by Acacia Research Corporation and are intended to reflect the performance of the respective operating groups and are not issued by the operating groups.

Information about the Acacia Technologies group and the CombiMatrix group is available at .
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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including the recent economic slowdown affecting technology companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid technological change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general economic conditions. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Forms 8-K and 8-K/A, and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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Acacia Research Corporation
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Investor Relations
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