Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced today that its CEO and President, Matthew Vella, will discuss Acacia's patent licensing business at the 16 th Annual Needham Growth Conference. Mr. Vella’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, January 14 at 4:10 PM (EST) / 1:10 PM (PST). ABOUT ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION Founded in 1993, Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) is the industry leader in patent licensing. An intermediary in the patent marketplace, Acacia partners with inventors and patent owners to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. Acacia bridges the gap between invention and application, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to the patent owner. For more information, visit: www.acaciaresearch.com Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Actual dates and results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed as a result of any changes to the conference or management schedules, any forward-looking statements may also be impacted 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.