75-acre airport business center in Irvine. Harper previously worked
for Newport Beach-based Olen Properties.
Vanderbilt University graduate Scott Meserve was hired as
development manager. His assignments include finding new development
opportunities. Before being hired by the Koll Co., Meserve was
development manager for office and industrial properties at Santa
Ana-based Burke Real Estate Group.
Laurie Riddle was hired as senior paralegal to aid in the
acquisition of light industrial and undeveloped properties. She
previously worked as senior real estate paralegal for Louisville,
Kentucky-based fast-food company Yum Brands Inc.
Acacia Research Corp. reaches licensing deals
Newport Beach-based Acacia Research Corp. made three announcements
relating to licensing deals last week.
The company announced Friday that InternetAd Systems LLC, part of
the Acacia Technologies group, agreed to license Internet advertising
patents to Priceline.com. According to a release from Acacia, the
deal settled a patent infringement lawsuit Acacia had filed against
Priceline in Texas.
A deal between Acacia subsidiary VData LLC and Adidas-Saloman AG,
Adidas America Inc. and Paxar Corp. was announced Wednesday.
According to Acacia, this deal also resolved a patent infringement
case over multidimensional bar-code technology. Uses for
multidimensional bar codes include data collection, tracking the
movement of goods and anti-counterfeiting.
The third set of deals was announced Monday. In those agreements,
Acacia Media Technologies licensed Digital Media Transmission
technology to multiple media companies. The technology is used to
transmit digital audio and video via the Internet, cable and other
mediums. The media firms listed in the announcement were Gannett Co.
Inc., Internet Broadcasting Systems Inc., Journal Communications
Inc., Landmark Communications Inc., E.W. Scripps Company and the
Tribune Co. The Daily Pilot is owned by the Tribune Co.
Acacia Research Corp. acquires and licenses technology patents.
The company often uses lawsuits to enforce patents.