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iFilm Inks Acacia Deal

8/23/2004 3:26 AM Eastern

Acacia Research Corp.’s Acacia Technologies unit said Monday that it has reached a license agreement for its “Digital Media Transmission” technology with iFilm Corp. (

“Each month, iFilm is recognized as one of the top streaming companies on the Internet,” Acacia chairman and CEO Paul Ryan said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to have iFilm as a licensee because it further demonstrates the execution of our strategy to sign license agreements with all of the leading streaming companies.”

Acacia announced license deals last week with B&C Cablevision in Florida, Boulder Ridge Cable TV in Colorado, Seren Innovations Inc. in Minneapolis and Central Valley in California, but the vendor still has patent-infringement suits pending against Comcast Corp., Charter Communications Inc., Cox Communications Inc., EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV Inc.