Acacia Unit Settles Patent Claims With Siemens

Law360, New York (June 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp. has dropped its claims against Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. in a patent battle against several medical technology giants over imaging technology.

Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham IV of the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas approved a joint request Wednesday from Siemens and Acacia unit Hospital Systems Corp. to drop all claims pending between the parties.

California-based Acacia said that it had entered into a licensing agreement with Siemens covering a portfolio of patents...
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