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  • Intellectual Property Offers Investment Opportunities

    By Johan Seijkens - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, RPXC, VRNG

    Investing in intellectual property can be lucrative. There are several companies out there that focus strictly on monetizing IP, so let's go through three stocks that operate in the IP field to see if any pique your interest.

    Google's Playmate

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) engages in the innovation, development, and monetization of intellectual property and mobile technologies. Vringo`s intellectual property portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent more »

  • Four Patent Players to Watch Closely

    By Bill Edson - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, SPEX, VHC, VRNG

    One can invest successfully in patents and intellectual property by identifying emerging technology trends, then finding the companies that hold core intellectual property (IP) rights associated with these growing markets. As an alternative, though, one could invest in companies that do this for you. Below, I will look at four companies in the patent industry to watch closely.

    Boom or bust

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) focuses on global acquisition, licensing, and more »

  • Pay Attention to These Top Holdings of Columbia Partners

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, CLB, EPR

    Columbia Partners, an Investment Management firm, had assets of $2.1 billion under management in its equity segment as of March 31, 2013. The firm focuses on those securities which it thinks can outperform the broader market in the long run. This active investment management process followed by Columbia Partners makes each of its stock picks a must watch for investors. Therefore, I have analyzed Columbia Partners’ top three holdings more »

  • High Margins and a Nice Cash Stockpile

    By Mike Thiessen - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, AON, OTP, RPXC

    San Francisco-based RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC) recently announced fourth-quarter 2012 earnings that exceeded most analysts’ expectations and hinted at a period of potential growth for the small patent-protection firm. The company’s profits and revenues both grew at a healthy clip. While its gross margin decreased by a moderate amount, both its operating margins and net margins exhibited encouraging growth.

    Even more importantly, the company is sitting on a massive more »

  • Billionaire George Soros’s High Upside Potential Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, AIG, ESRX, GM, STI

    One way to estimate the upside potential of a stock is to look for a low PEG ratio, a financial metric that adjusts the traditional P/E multiple according to the consensus earnings growth rate from Wall Street analysts. Of course, because the PEG ratio is based on expected earnings growth, it’s not a measure of a stock’s upside, but its upside potential if it does manage to more »

  • While Apple and Samsung Battle it out, Acacia Keeps Chugging Along

    By Saul Rosenthal - September 26, 2012 | Tickers: ACTG, ADI, ETFC, PCRFY, VAR

    In my blog a month ago titled “Oracle, Microsoft and Samsung Paid this Little Company Tens of Millions of Dollars Upfront,” I wrote about Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG), which represents patent holders and has acquired numerous patent portfolios itself. I pointed out that they had tripled their revenues in two years from 2009 to 2011, and that they had definitely broken into the big time, having separately licensed their entire more »

  • Acacia, the Patent Troller: Good to Buy

    By Abir Karmakar - September 10, 2012 | Tickers: ACTG, AAPL

    Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) very much benefitted from Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) successful defense of its patents as because its job is to defend infringed patents. Acacia’s business model is being validated and patent portfolios also became valuable just because of the iPhone maker’s victory over Samsung. It was proved that patents can be defended accompanied by huge awards. So companies infringing on patents held by Acacia more »

  • Oracle, Microsoft and Samsung Paid this Little Company Tens of Millions of Dollars Upfront

    By Saul Rosenthal - August 23, 2012 | Tickers: ACTG, CSCO, C, MSFT, ORCL | Editor's Choice

    Acacia Research (Nasdaq: ACTG) started off representing small investors and small companies who didn’t know how or couldn’t afford to enforce patents that they had obtained. After all, it’s not obvious how a small company or an individual can even find out who is violating their patents, and then it’s expensive and requires a lot of skill to defend them. It can also be very time more »