Acacia Research Corporation - Recent Material Event

Item 8.01 Other Events.
 
EVM Systems LLC entered into a settlement agreement with Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and Abbott Vascular, Inc., resolving litigation that was pending in the Eastern District of Texas.



SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
 
       
Date:  January 20, 2012
By:
/s/ Paul R. Ryan
 
   
Name: Paul R. Ryan
 
   
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer