InterDigital Inc. again is shaking up the way it does business, enhancing its technology sourcing, and establishing a unit dedicated to monetizing its technologies and research capabilities. Scott McQuilkin, under the new title of senior executive vice president/Innovation, will lead the technology sourcing efforts, which will be subdivided into two main areas: “Innovation Partners,” a new sourcing model based around partnerships with leading inventors and research organizations as well as the acquisition of technology and patent portfolios that align with InterDigital’s roadmap; and “Innovation Labs” that will continue to pursue internally funded technology with the goal of further building the company’s already strong portfolio of intellectual property. The Labs will be led by James Nolan, executive vice president/R&D. In addition, the new InterDigital Solutions division will focus on commercializing market-ready technologies that emerge from Innovation Labs – such as the company’s Smart Access Manager, M2M technology and SlimChip modem IP; Allen Proithis, vice president/Business Development and Strategic Solutions, will lead that group.

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