Lawrence F. Shay
LAWRENCE F. SHAY is InterDigital’s Senior Executive Vice President, Future Wireless, and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, as well as President of InterDigital’s patent holding subsidiaries. Mr. Shay is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s activities pertaining to cellular wireless technology, including long-term research and development under InterDigital Labs, participation in wireless standards bodies, the negotiation and administration of license agreements, the advancement of market-ready technologies toward commercialization and strategic patent sales and joint ventures.
Mr. Shay was appointed to his current position at the end of 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Shay had served since 2008 as Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property, and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, overseeing the management of the company’s intellectual property assets and litigation related to intellectual property rights in addition to managing the company’s patent business and licensing program and, from 2014 to the end of 2015, overseeing the InterDigital Labs function. Mr. Shay joined InterDigital in 2001 as Chief Legal Officer, bringing more than 18 years of legal and management experience. He previously served as the general counsel of a multi-national publicly-held professional services firm, and from 1985 until 1999, Mr. Shay practiced corporate law with Dilworth Paxson LLP, a major Philadelphia law firm. Mr. Shay began his career in 1983 as an attorney working with U.S. District Court Judge Louis Bechtle in Philadelphia.
Mr. Shay earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the Temple University School of Law. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics.