WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to become a member of 4iP Council. 4iP Council is a Brussels-based association representing leading technology inventors in Europe who believe that intellectual property (IP) rights enable innovation and increase social and economic welfare.
4iP Council works with academia, policy-makers and regulators to facilitate a deeper understanding of the invention process and the role of IP in achieving innovation. The primary focus of the association is the enrichment of IP policy debate through the development of empirically sound data and analysis on intellectual property and innovation.
To date, 4iP Council has commissioned research work from eminent academic researchers on a wide range of topics covering the patent system and patent quality, IP enforcement, standardization, licensing and competition law, SMEs and the digital single market.
“We see great value in the work of 4iP Council. The association contributes to a solid, evidence-based data pool that is an essential resource for policy-makers building frameworks for a strong and innovative Europe. We are delighted to be aligned with this important effort,” said William J. Merritt, President and CEO of InterDigital.
“InterDigital’s decision to join 4iP Council will further strengthen our research work, enabling our association to further facilitate informed debate and foster a deeper understanding of technology invention, an indispensable component of today’s innovation economies,” said Claudia Tapia, 4iP Council Chairperson.
About 4iP Council
4iP Council represents leading technology inventors in Europe who believe that intellectual property rights enable innovation and increase social and economic welfare. Through fact-based research and education, 4iP Council seeks to improve policy-makers’ understanding of how technology innovation happens. For more information, visit: http://www.4ipcouncil.com.
InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of 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.
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