InterDigital Appoints Industry Veteran Marie MacNichol as Chief Licensing Counsel and Chief Licensing Officer

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WILMINGTON, Del., July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a wireless research and development company, today announced licensing and litigation industry veteran, Marie H. MacNichol, has joined the company as Chief Licensing Counsel and Chief Licensing Officer. Ms. MacNichol will drive day-to-day operations for InterDigital's Licensing, Patent, and Litigation groups.

Ms. MacNichol first stepped into the world of patent litigation as an attorney at Fish & Neave. She later accepted a role as corporate counsel, responsible for IP licensing matters, at Lucent Technologies and held the same position for Agere Systems, a company divested from Lucent Technologies. Agere Systems later merged with LSI Corporation where she served as managing IP counsel and Vice President of IP law over the course of nine years, overseeing a team of attorneys and paralegals in all intellectual property matters.

Ms. MacNichol will report to Lawrence F. Shay, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property, and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at InterDigital. She will also assume certain of Mr. Shay's day-to-day patent management responsibilities as he takes on the broader role of managing both the invention activities within InterDigital Labs – headed by Dr. Byung K. Yi, Chief Technology Officer – and the patent monetization activities, which Ms. MacNichol will lead.

"Managing and driving our licensing programs, and the departments that support licensing, is obviously a key function at InterDigital, and a significant driver of value in our core business. With over 20 years in the licensing, litigation, and IP management space, including her work at LSI Corporation, I'm confident Marie will be a major asset to the company and will help further the efforts that underpin shareholder value," said Mr. Shay.

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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.

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