InterDigital Named a Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top Global Innovator

Company Listed as One of Only 7 Telecom Players in Prestigious Ranking

Company Release - 1/10/2017 10:00 AM ET

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that the company was named a Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top 100 Global Innovator, in recognition of its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

The program, an initiative of Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by proprietary data analysis. The Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators methodology is based on an overall analysis of patent volume, patent-grant success rates, global reach and invention influence.

“We believe the power of innovation is a fundamental driver of economic wellbeing, competitive advantage and success, which represents the heart of our business – to accelerate the pace of innovation through discovery, protection and commercialization,” said Jay Nadler, CEO of Clarivate. “Our Top 100 Global Innovators methodology eliminates any ambiguity as to what makes an organization innovative and we congratulate those who have made meaningful gains to usher in the next era of global innovation.”

Highlights from the Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators study:

  • The 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators invest an average of 9.1 percent more in research and development than those in the S&P 100. Together, the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators generated more than $4 trillion revenue in 2015 and spent more than $227 billion on research and development.
  • This year’s study revealed a wider diversification within patent portfolios than previous years, with several newcomers. In addition, only seven companies were listed within the telecommunications industry.
  • The 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators hail from three continents and eleven countries with 41 percent of the list comprised by companies in the United States, and 34 percent of the list comprised by companies in Japan.

“For over four decades, we’ve been a pioneer in mobile technology and global wireless standards with innovation at the heart of our business,” said William J. Merritt, President and CEO, InterDigital. “We’re delighted to receive this prestigious recognition again this year as it underscores the outstanding research and development efforts of our engineers.”

InterDigital joins world-class companies like Amazon, Huawei, and Yamaha, among others, as a second-time winner of the Top 100 Global Innovator honor. The company was recognized as a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator in 2015.

For more information on the 2016 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovators program and to download the report, visit: http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/

About InterDigital®

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.

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

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