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InterDigital CEO: Senator Coons’ Stronger Act “Works to Strengthen American Innovation”

/EIN News/ -- WILMINGTON, Del., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- William J. Merritt, President and CEO of mobile technology research and development company InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), today reacted to the new bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act authored by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and introduced with Senators Tom Cotton (R- Ark.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Haw.):

“This bill comes at a time when other countries have moved ahead of the U.S. in terms of intellectual property. Until this year, the U.S. patent system was ranked first worldwide by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; it is now ranked tenth. The STRONGER bill helps pave the way for America to once again have the top patent system, improving our global competitiveness and providing a level playing field for small businesses and startups to compete with large incumbents. Senator Coons has proven himself to be a leader in protecting innovation, and we fully support his efforts to strengthen American industry and competitiveness through this bill.”

About InterDigital

InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com

InterDigital Contact:
Patrick Van de Wille
Email: patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com 
+1 (858) 210-4814

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