• Filing Date: 2018-11-09
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 06, 2018
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name ACACIA RESEARCH CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000934549  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   49,639,319