Acacia Names VP From Energy Industry

Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation announced this morning that it has named an energy industry executive as a Senior Vice President at the company. Acacia said it named Charlotte Rutherford to the position, to focus on monetizing energy technologies. Rutherford was most recently at Schlumberger Limited, and also has served at Colgate-Palmolive and Conoco; she also has served at Honeywell International, Gibbons, and Minerals Technologies (Pfizer), in addition to Amerada Hess Corporation and Shell Oil Company. Acacia Research owns a large storehouse of patents, which it licenses (often aggressively) to other companies.