August 24, 2010

TOKYO, Japan / Newport Beach, CA — August 24, 2010 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG) announced today that Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Acacia, a leader in patent licensing, have entered into a strategic patent licensing alliance. Pursuant to this relationship, those patents selected by Acacia and Renesas Electronics from Renesas Electronics' portfolio of over 40,000 patents and patent applications will be assigned to Acacia for patent licensing.

“In today's new paradigm of intellectual property where patent transactions are a part of everyday business, patent licensing has become increasingly important. In the meantime, it is important for Renesas Electronics to protect its own customers in the marketplace,” said Hironori Seki, General Manager of Intellectual Property Division of Renesas Electronics Corporation. “After thoroughly evaluating all of our various options for this essential aspect of our business, we chose an alliance with Acacia, the leading patent licensing company.”

“We are honored to have been selected to license the patents of Renesas Electronics, the world's third largest semiconductor company by revenue,” commented Paul Ryan, Acacia's Chairman and CEO. “This alliance with Renesas Electronics is part of our company's mission to help patent holders worldwide realize fair value from their investment in research and development. Our licensing success helps support future R&D by patent holders for the benefit of their customers.”

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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.

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