"Acacia Research .. says it has reached an agreement .. that opens
the door for schools to begin paying royalties on their distance-
education programs and other applications where these technologies are
used on campus networks"

"Schools with more than 20,000 FTEs would pay $5,000, plus an
additional $1,000 for every 10,000 full-time students, according to
the contract"

http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/mjts/msg00030.html