Acacia Research Corporation said its Acacia Technologies group has acquired a patent for its laminated micromesh technology that can be used in clothing and other items.

Paul Ryan, Acacia chairman and chief executive officer, said: "Acacia is rapidly becoming the leader in technology licensing as companies select us to license their patented technologies.

"Acacia continues to grow its base of future revenues through new acquisitions of patent portfolios for licensing."

The patented technology can be used in fabrics to maximise moisture transport and increase breathability and is most often used in sports apparel.

Acacia Research Corporation comprises two operating groups, Acacia Technologies group and CombiMatrix group.