WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that the company was named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator, in recognition of its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

The program, an initiative of the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology employs an objective formula that identifies the companies around the world that are discovering new inventions, protecting them from infringers and commercializing them.

“In today’s hypercompetitive global marketplace, innovation is much more than just having great ideas.  True innovation occurs when individuals and companies harness the power and insight to bring ideas to life,” said Basil Moftah, president, Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science. “This is the potent formula we measure with our Top 100 Global Innovators program. The institutions on this year’s list represent the current vanguard in innovation by pioneering new breakthroughs and organizing their businesses to make these discoveries a reality.”

Thomson Reuters 2015 Top100 Global Innovators:

  • The 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators outperformed the MSCI World Index in revenue by 6.01 percentage points, employment by 4.09 percentage points and market-cap-weighted R&D spending by 1.86 percentage points.                                        
  • Together, the 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators generated more than $429 trillion in revenue and invested more than $20 trillion in R&D (local currency) in 2014.
  • The 2015 Top 100 Thomson Reuters Global Innovators hail from three continents and comprise eleven countries. Just two countries comprise 75 percent of the list: Japan and the United States, making them the true innovation hubs of the world.

“As a pioneer in mobile technology and a key contributor to global wireless standards, our business is built on innovation,” said William J. Merritt, President and CEO of InterDigital. “This recognition underscores the outstanding research and development efforts of our engineers.”

To view the full list and report on the Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to http://www.stateofinnovation.com.

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:
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Email: patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com 
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