Tokyo, Japan/Newport Beach, CA – (BUSINESS WIRE) October 7, 2010 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Smartphone Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG), announced today that they licensed to Microsoft a portfolio of patents related to smartphones owned by ACCESS Co., Ltd. The patents cover inventions created by ACCESS Co., Ltd., Palm, Palmsource, Bell Communications Research, and Geoworks.
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TV’s and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform™ and Garnet™ OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers (Securities Code:4813). For more information about ACCESS please visit www.access-company.com.
About Acacia Research Corporation
Acacia Research’s subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, license the patents to corporate users, and share the revenue. Acacia Research’s subsidiaries control over 150 patent portfolios, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries. Information about Acacia Research is available at www.acaciatechnologies.com and www.acaciaresearch.com..
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