Lawrence (Liren) Chen has been a director of InterDigital since April 5, 2021, when he was also appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chen joined the Company from Qualcomm Inc. (“Qualcomm”), where he worked for almost 25 years, most recently serving 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. He holds 28 granted patents in the U.S. and over 120 granted patents worldwide. Mr. Chen 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.