Our vision is a world where communication, both voice and data, between people or machines, is ubiquitous, effortless, immediate, affordable and reliable.

Our mission is to create this vision by driving disruptive and high value innovation across the mobile and wireless ecosystem.

Our strategy is to enable open innovation by building valuable and lasting partnerships based on mutually shared goals and complementary capabilities.


Our approach to doing business reflects our core values as an organization, and as a partner.  These are our core values:


All lasting partnerships are built upon a foundation of trust.  We approach all of our relationships, with our partners, and with ourselves, in the same way.  We are direct, open, honest and respectful.


Throughout our 40+ year tenure, we have always relied on collaboration as the basis for strong, successful partnerships.  Collaboration is deeply ingrained in our culture and our approach to innovation.


Innovation depends on looking at things a little differently, and then recognizing when a new idea has value.  As an organization of inventors who continually pursue new ideas, we understand, value and support our partners’ needs, and help them focus on what they do best--innovation.


Innovation requires courage, as illustrated in a quote by Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts.”  The courage to persist, to learn, and to adapt is the basis for our success and for our partners’ success.


We inspire and are inspired by each other and by our partners.  Inspiration, combined with motivation and creativity, generates and renews our enthusiasm for the business of invention.


Innovation rarely comes in the form of a single inspiration or event.  Instead, it is the end result of a process that is driven by a commitment to creation, testing, learning and adaptation.  Not only do we learn and apply our experience in the process of invention, we also believe in continual learning and evolution in how we manage our business and our partnerships.


Our organization is comprised of people with a variety of experiences and backgrounds, but with the same shared commitment to innovation and partnership.  We are inventors, engineers, patent attorneys, and business and financial strategists.  Together, our team has the ability to quickly identify and assess business, technical and financial opportunities, and develop creative and valuable transactions and engagements that enable our partners to invent, collaborate, contribute and monetize their ideas.


Because we have a broad range of capabilities, as well as the experience and flexibility to provide partners with what they need, when they need it.  Specifically, our services include the following:

  • Collaboration and expertise in wireless networks
  • Funding for R&D projects
  • Independent inventor programs
  • Acquisition, management and monetization of intellectual property
  • Acquisition of operating businesses
  • Joint ventures for product/technology development and/or licensing
  • Equity and debt investments

Technology Focus

Our technology focus is driven be a desire to drive innovation across the mobile and wireless ecosystem.  Among the areas we view as having high potential for disruptive and valuable innovation are:

  • Machine to machine (M2M) communications
  • Mobile security
  • Mobile video
  • Mobile payments
  • Mobile user interface
  • Motion/facial recognition technologies
  • Displays
  • Augmented reality
  • Cloud services
  • Location based technologies
  • Sensors
  • Context aware technologies

Backed By InterDigital

Importantly, Innovation Partners is part of InterDigital, Inc., a publicly-held technology company with substantial financial, technical and business capabilities.  InterDigital was formed in 1972 and has been dedicated to the development of advanced wireless and mobile technology ever since.  Over the last 10 years, the Company has invested over $650 million in wireless and mobile research and development.  Today, InterDigital has over 200 full time engineers, R&D facilities in the US, Canada and the UK, partnerships with many of the innovative leaders in wireless and mobile technology, and a substantial track record of success in innovations that reside in every cellular device worldwide.

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