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ACACIA RESEARCH CORP FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

May 16, 2014



Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Acacia Research Corporation (the "Company") held its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at its headquarters located at 500 Newport Center Drive, 7th Floor, Newport Beach, California. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders: (a) elected Edward W. Frykman and William S. Anderson to serve on the Board as Class II directors for a term of three years expiring upon the Company's 2017 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified; (b) ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014; and (c) approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers for the 2013 fiscal year.

As of March 21, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, the Company had 50,041,123 shares of its common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 45,393,349 shares of the Company's common stock were present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote. The following sets forth detailed information regarding the voting results at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1: Election of two Class II directors to serve on the Board for a term of three years expiring upon the Company's 2017 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

Class I Director Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-votes Edward W. Frykman 37,734,881 1,776,875 5,881,593 William S. Anderson 38,559,866 951,890 5,881,593

Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Votes For Votes Against Votes Abstaining Broker Non-Votes 44,009,384 1,208,063 175,902 0



Proposal 3: Approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.

Votes For Votes Against Votes Abstaining Broker Non-Votes 26,996,948 12,287,616 227,192 5,881,593 2


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