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IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at 18th Annual B. Riley & Co. Institutional Investor Conference 05/17/2017 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 05/15/2017 05:21:56 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Second Quarter 2017 05/11/2017 08:45:00 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 05/11/2017 08:30:46 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 05/09/2017 04:13:01 PM
#417459   Jim and OD, sorry, I also, did not magillagorilla 05/26/17 07:47:29 PM
#417458   olddog, Thanks. JimLur 05/26/17 05:29:34 PM
#417457   Jim: This is what IDCC's "Corporate olddog967 05/26/17 04:52:56 PM
#417456   Mickey, In the past I have been told JimLur 05/26/17 04:09:21 PM
#417455   od, Thanks as I didn't realize it was JimLur 05/26/17 04:00:04 PM
#417454   AT&T's LTE-M network travels through floors and walls, Gamco 05/26/17 03:50:42 PM
#417453   oops... Anyways I saw something on Bloomberg the other jeffree 05/26/17 03:48:38 PM
#417452   mister Trust me they read the board. More eyes mickeybritt 05/26/17 03:47:36 PM
#417451   Jim: That was old news. According to the olddog967 05/26/17 03:42:55 PM
#417450   Jeffree: Why post that article, the statistics olddog967 05/26/17 03:30:19 PM
#417449   mickey..why don't you send these messages to bill mister 05/26/17 02:01:31 PM
#417448   Magilla, Amazing. Almost a billion dollars in damages JimLur 05/26/17 01:30:24 PM
#417446   for idcc...A TERRIFIC OPPOrtunity...?!! jeffree 05/26/17 01:20:10 PM
#417445   Final BlackBerry, Qualcomm settlement reaches $940 million magillagorilla 05/26/17 01:15:40 PM
#417444   Mr. Merritt!! mickeybritt 05/26/17 11:03:47 AM
#417443   OD, as usual you have provided a succinct la-idcc-fan 05/26/17 10:37:56 AM
#417442   Thanks OD. la-idcc-fan 05/26/17 10:31:44 AM
#417441   "Let's get it on"...!!! jeffree 05/26/17 09:56:32 AM
#417440   Merritt sounded practically giddy about our 5G/IOT prospects... gejebr3 05/26/17 09:55:21 AM
#417439   Ouch! Latest Qualcomm sueball comes from ... its Gamco 05/26/17 09:54:15 AM
#417438   Hey Poch, When your in the confessional take hrbart 05/26/17 09:52:40 AM
#417437   Yep, when I make confession to my priest, pochemunyet 05/26/17 07:40:42 AM
#417436   Well Said, Best post of the Day !!!! hrbart 05/25/17 11:58:40 PM
#417435   My comments on today's cash flow discussion. olddog967 05/25/17 10:19:49 PM
#417434   Ia-idcc-fan: Analyzing cash flow is complicated. Besides stock olddog967 05/25/17 09:39:23 PM
#417433   Mickey, FISH21049 has given some great insight as to IDCCfan 05/25/17 08:58:13 PM
#417432   As a long time holder and reader of Serpson 05/25/17 08:53:56 PM
#417431   Yeah, thanks. I did forget about those. That la-idcc-fan 05/25/17 08:50:50 PM
#417430   la-idcc-fan: hare buybsacks for one. FISH21049 05/25/17 08:46:53 PM
#417429   This is a very interesting discussion. I think la-idcc-fan 05/25/17 08:40:33 PM
#417428   mickeybritt: go to this website FISH21049 05/25/17 07:49:09 PM
#417427   IDCCdan Please tell me what Avanci and their employees mickeybritt 05/25/17 07:00:06 PM
#417426   Yes, they can raise the dividend AND even FISH21049 05/25/17 04:57:51 PM
#417425   Mickey, Keep in mind the promise of 5G and IDCCfan 05/25/17 04:43:58 PM
#417424   gee thanks, professor...but jeffree 05/25/17 04:27:07 PM
#417423   jeffree & la-idcc-fan: here is some Accounting 101 information FISH21049 05/25/17 04:10:27 PM
#417422   If that is all there was to it, zdog 05/25/17 04:03:39 PM
#417421   "MY" raise would cost only about $24m more/yr...than jeffree 05/25/17 03:21:00 PM
#417420   Jeffree, as one layman to another: la-idcc-fan 05/25/17 02:48:57 PM
#417419   ok...I've had some basic accounting... jeffree 05/25/17 02:35:39 PM
#417418   I was holding off waiting for some accountant la-idcc-fan 05/25/17 02:01:22 PM
#417417   Qualcomm tells court that Apple is holding its Gamco 05/25/17 12:51:03 PM
#417416   anybody have feedback/comments on B Riley presentation... jeffree 05/25/17 12:10:15 PM
#417415   I'd put the dividend back into buying more pochemunyet 05/25/17 11:45:09 AM
#417414   jeffree You are so right on the $2.00 dividend mickeybritt 05/25/17 10:50:57 AM
#417413   hrbaart What difference does it make to you? mickeybritt 05/25/17 09:59:27 AM
#417412   $2/shr/yr...dividend... would use a bit over $60m cash/yr. according jeffree 05/25/17 09:57:50 AM
#417411   Is this the "Daily Morning Rant" ??? hrbart 05/25/17 09:54:38 AM
#417410   IDCC is a virtual gold mine or being mickeybritt 05/25/17 09:49:52 AM
#417409   LTE Just what is so important in 5G? If mickeybritt 05/25/17 09:15:26 AM