Cable Operators

Seren, Boulder Ridge Ink Acacia Deals

8/16/2004 6:19 AM Eastern

Acacia Research Corp. said Monday that its Acacia Technologies group reached two additional license agreements for its “Digital Media Transmission” technology.

The licenses to Seren Innovations Inc. and Boulder Ridge Cable TV resolve a patent-infringement lawsuit Acacia filed against the two companies June 15, which was pending in the District Court for the Northern District of California.

“We are pleased that we are making progress in licensing our DMT technology to the cable-TV industry,” chairman and CEO Paul Ryan said in a prepared statement. “Acacia Technologies has now signed license agreements with four cable companies in the past six weeks.”

The vendor said it has entered into 169 license agreements for its DMT technology for cable, corporate Web sites, electronic learning, hotel on-demand TV services and online entertainment, movies, music, news and sports.