Liren Chen

President and Chief Executive Officer, InterDigital

Lawrence (Liren) Chen is President and CEO of InterDigital, Inc. InterDigital unites wireless and video communication technologies and AI solutions into one of the world’s largest pure research, innovation, and licensing companies to solve many of the industry’s most critical technical challenges.
Prior to joining InterDigital, Mr.Chen worked at Qualcomm Inc, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of IP, Legal Counsel. In that role, Mr. Chen was responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s worldwide intellectual property portfolio (patent, copyright, trademark, and open source) and led technology, business strategy, product management, and global eco-system development for Qualcomm Technology Licensing. Preceding that, Mr. Chen served in various IP and technology roles at Qualcomm, including as Senior Vice President of Engineering, Legal Counsel.
Mr. Chen holds 28 granted patents in the U.S. and over 120 granted patents worldwide. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing; his M.S.E.E. from the University of Maine; his M.B.A. from San Diego State University; and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego. Mr. Chen is a member of the State Bar of California.

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