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October 25, 2018
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Renewed Focus on Patent Business Yields Encouraging Results

Newport Beach, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - October 25, 2018 - Acacia Research Corporation(1) ("Acacia" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: ACTG) today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Statements from Alfred V. Tobia Jr. and Clifford Press

“We took immediate steps to safeguard and enhance Acacia’s corporate assets,” commented Director Alfred V. Tobia Jr. “Cash has been consolidated, verified, and secured in a short-term liquidity program at Morgan Stanley. We addressed critical pending issues in the patent portfolio, resulting in $13.7 million in third quarter revenue, with another $25 million in revenue realized in the fourth quarter already. The appointment of Marc Booth as Chief IP Officer was the first step in rebuilding what we believe is a very viable business.”

Clifford Press, Director, added, “Simultaneously, we carefully evaluated Acacia’s legacy liabilities and its investment risk and established a reserve of approximately $3 million, net of litigation releases, in the third quarter. Consistent with our previous statements, we reduced the holdings in Veritone at our earliest opportunity, selling one million shares at $10.44 per share and registering the remaining 3.1 million shares held by Acacia. During the quarter, we appointed independent directors to the Boards of Veritone and Miso Robotics who we believe are highly qualified and will judiciously manage these investments going forward.”

Business Update

Mr. Tobia added, “We have completed an analysis of the performance of Acacia’s underlying patent business since the regulatory and other changes in the post-2012 period. Excluding the two ‘marquee’ transactions that were not consistent with the ongoing strategy, Acacia’s portfolio of 20 investments produced very substantial returns. We expect to be able to demonstrate this investment record to shareholders in a subsequent presentation. We are

The following information was filed by Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) on Thursday, October 25, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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