Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)

Date : 07/29/2019 @ 11:12AM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Veritone Inc (VERI)
Quote : 4.2517  0.0317 (0.75%) @ 4:10PM

Amended Statement of Beneficial Ownership (sc 13d/a)

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D/A

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 6)*

 

 

Veritone, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.001

(Title of Class of Securities)

92347M 10 0

(CUSIP Number)

Acacia Research Corporation

120 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, California 92660

(949) 480-8300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

July 19, 2019

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)

 

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box. ☐

 

 

Note : Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

 

 

*

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes ).

 

 

 


CUSIP No. 92347M 10 0    13D    Page 2 of 4

 

  1    

  NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

 

  Acacia Research Corporation

  2    

  CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

  (a)  ☐        (b)  ☒ (1)

 

  3    

  SEC USE ONLY

 

  4    

  SOURCE OF FUNDS

 

  WC

  5    

  CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

 

  ☐

  6    

  CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

  Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

  BENEFICIALLY  

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

    7     

  SOLE VOTING POWER

 

  1,526,629 shares of Common Stock

  8     

  SHARED VOTING POWER

 

  0

  9     

  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  1,526,629 shares of Common Stock

  10     

  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

  0

11    

  AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

  1,526,629 shares of Common Stock (1)

12    

  CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

  ☐

13    

  PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

  7.11% (2)

14    

  TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

  CO

 

(1)    The Reporting Person may be deemed to be part of a group with persons that are parties to that certain Voting Agreement described in Item 6 below but the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares held by such persons.
(2)    The percentage of class is based on 20,342,572 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding as of April 30, 2019, as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.


CUSIP No. 92347M 10 0    13D    Page 3 of 4

 

Responses to each item of this Statement on Schedule 13D are incorporated by reference into the responses to each other item, as applicable.

This statement constitutes Amendment No. 6 (“Amendment No. 6”) to the Statement on Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by Acacia Research Corporation (“Acacia” or the “Reporting Person”) on August 31, 2018, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13D filed on December 6, 2018, Amendment No. 2 to Schedule 13D filed on December 17, 2018, Amendment No. 3 to Schedule 13D filed on January 15, 2019, Amendment No. 4 filed on March 7, 2019 and Amendment No. 5 filed on April 9, 2019 (as amended, the “Original Schedule 13D”), relating to the shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 (the “Shares”), of Veritone, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”). This Amendment No. 6 amends the Original Schedule 13D as specifically set forth herein, and, except as amended and supplemented hereby, the Original Schedule 13D remains in full force and effect. All capitalized terms contained but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Original Schedule 13D.

 

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration

The first sentence of Item 3 of the Original Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

As of the date hereof, the Reporting Person may be deemed to beneficially own an aggregate of 1,526,629 Shares after selling 50,000 Shares, 800 Shares, 20,200 Shares, 19,897 Shares, 7,400 Shares, 24,450 Shares, 4,584 Shares, 6,134 Shares and 11,890 Shares on July 1, 2019, July 8, 2019, July 15, 2019, July 16, 2019, July 17, 2019, July 19, 2019, July 22, 2019, July 25, 2019 and July 26, 2019, respectively (the “Sale”).

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer

Item 5(a) of the Original Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

(a) The percentage of Shares beneficially owned by each Reporting Person is based on 20,342,572 Shares issued and outstanding as of April 30, 2019, as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

The information contained on the cover page(s) of this Statement on Schedule 13D for the beneficial ownership of the Reporting Person is incorporated herein by reference. The Reporting Person beneficially owns an aggregate of 1,526,629 Shares, representing 7.11% of the Shares, including 1,120,432 Shares underlying warrants to purchase common stock. The Reporting Person has sole voting and dispositive power with respect to all 1,526,629 Shares held by the Reporting Person.

Item 5(c) of the Original Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

(c) The Reporting Person has not effected any transaction with respect to Shares of the Issuer during the past 60 days, other than the Sale as described in Item 3 above.


CUSIP No. 92347M 10 0    13D    Page 4 of 4

 

SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of the undersigned’s knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: July 27, 2019

 

ACACIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
By:  

/s/ Marc W. Booth

  Chief Intellectual Property Officer

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