WWE Pins Acacia Patent

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. inked a license agreement for Acacia Research Corp.’s “Digital Media Transmission” technology.

The deal will cover all non-live streaming and downloads of audio/video content from WWE.com (www.wwe.com) and the company's more than 200 other Web sites, including its “Webcast On-Demand,” “WWE Video Library” and “Match Jukebox” services.

Acacia announced last week that it has sued 15 additional cable operators for alleged patent infringement, and it added Mediacom Communications Corp.’s Mediacom LLC subsidiary to a suit that it has pending in Northern California.