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INTERDIGITAL'S PATENT SUBSIDIARY COMPLETES PRIVATE PLACEMENT

 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- InterDigital Patents Corporation, a subsidiary of InterDigital Communications Corporation (AMEX: IDC), announced today that it has recently completed a private placement of its common stock.
 InterDigital Communications Corporation will retain a 93.8 percent ownership with InterDigital Patents Corporation receiving approximately $5.2 million of net proceeds. The funds will be used to operate the corporation, to enforce InterDigital's Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and Broadband Code Division Multiple Access (B-CDMA) patents worldwide against infringers, and to strengthen and expand the patent portfolio.
 InterDigital Patents Corporation has initiated a program for licensing its TDMA architecture patents worldwide. Certain patents cover systems which comply with IS-54, the North American cellular standard; GSM, the European cellular standard; and RCR-27A, the Japanese cellular standard. Other patents cover the use of broadband CDMA architecture in digital wireless radiotelephone systems.
 InterDigital Patents Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, InterDigital Technology Corporation, owns all of the present and future worldwide patents and patent applications of InterDigital Communications Corporation and its recently acquired subsidiaries, SCS Mobileco, Inc. and SCS Telecom, Inc. InterDigital Patents Corporation now owns approximately 50 U.S. patents, 24 pending U.S. patent applications and 409 foreign patents and patent applications.
 InterDigital Patents Corporation is headed by Robert S. Bramson, a well-known patent and licensing attorney. Bramson is adjunct professor of computer law at both Rutgers Law School and Temple University Law Center. He was formerly vice president and general patent and technology counsel for Unisys Corporation. Prior to that he was a partner and head of the Computer and Technology Law Group of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, a prominent Philadelphia-based law firm.
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