WILMINGTON, Del. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 31, 2012 — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC) today announced two key appointments to its management team. Jannie K. Lau was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company, and Patrick Van de Wille was named Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations.
Ms. Lau joined InterDigital in 2008 as Associate General Counsel, and was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in 2010. Prior to joining InterDigital, Ms. Lau served as securities and transactional counsel at IKON Office Solutions, Inc., then a Fortune® 500 company. Before beginning her in-house career, she was a corporate associate at leading global law firms in New York and Boston, where she represented public and pre-IPO companies as well as private equity and venture capital fund managers. Ms. Lau serves on the board of directors of DELVACCA, the Delaware Valley chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the executive committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania. She is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.
Mr. Van de Wille joined InterDigital in February 2012 as Senior Director of Communications and Public Relations. Prior to joining InterDigital, he was Senior Vice President in the corporate communications and investor relations practice of FTI Consulting, where he helped lead the technology practice and managed client engagements for companies in the technology, financial services and resource industries. Mr. Van de Wille contributes more than two decades of experience in communications, including executive roles at global communications firms Ketchum and Text 100 and a decade of media and broadcast experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Master of Arts from Northern Illinois University.
Ms. Lau and Mr. Van de Wille assume their new responsibilities subsequent to the elections of Steven W. Sprecher and Janet M. Point to participate in the company’s voluntary early retirement plan.
InterDigital develops fundamental wireless 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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