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IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Date of Annual Meeting of Shareholders 03/29/2017 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Board of Directors Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend 03/29/2017 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital at Enterprise IoT Summit: Standards-Based IoT Essential for Maximizing Smart City Investment 03/27/2017 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/22/2017 04:30:40 PM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/22/2017 04:27:05 PM
News News Alert: InterDigital Announces Date of Annual Meeting of Shareholders 03/29/2017 04:30:00 PM
#416083  Sticky Note Undervalued InterDigital Inc, Well Positioned For Growth In JimLur 03/22/17 07:59:54 AM
#416183   SameJC If you own this stock strictly for the mickeybritt 03/29/17 09:31:09 PM
#416182   That is right on all accounts. felix7 03/29/17 08:57:45 PM
#416181   Bingo. dws 03/29/17 08:53:53 PM
#416180   To make 1000$ of dividends in one year SameJC 03/29/17 08:52:51 PM
#416179   The divvy has made me thousands and thousands felix7 03/29/17 07:52:33 PM
#416178   Exactly my thoughts. I LOVE the divvy! dws 03/29/17 07:47:06 PM
#416177   SameJC... you can increase your yield by buying bulldzr 03/29/17 07:15:02 PM
#416176   Lol that's so small it shouldn't even be SameJC 03/29/17 07:07:31 PM
#416175   InterDigital Announces Date of Annual Meeting of Shareholders Gamco 03/29/17 04:40:36 PM
#416174   Dividend announcement: pochemunyet 03/29/17 04:36:42 PM
#416173   Google's PTAB Loss Over Data Patent Affirmed At Paullee 03/29/17 03:34:37 PM
#416172   Google got booted down the stairs at the my3sons87 03/29/17 03:29:45 PM
#416171   jjff So true, but hopefully some younger investors can mickeybritt 03/29/17 10:19:30 AM
#416170   At the mercy of the market makers! jjff 03/29/17 10:10:36 AM
#416169   Simply amazing!!! mickeybritt 03/29/17 09:54:21 AM
#416168   High Court Hesitant To Upend Decades-Old Patent Venue Rule Paullee 03/29/17 09:23:54 AM
#416167   WHEN DOES AVANCI GET A LICENSE FOR IDCC TECHNOLOGY mickeybritt 03/29/17 09:20:14 AM
#416166   Left the building? ;-) squingeqbob 03/29/17 08:53:42 AM
#416165   does anybody know what happen to Relvis on asr1 03/29/17 06:08:09 AM
#416164   I agree Mickey..we are just sitting waiting..If nothing asr1 03/29/17 06:05:26 AM
#416163   asr1 IDCC is spring loaded for a huge move mickeybritt 03/28/17 09:41:14 PM
#416162   ited States Patent 9,608,772 Gamco 03/28/17 03:53:29 PM
#416161   United States Patent 9,608,776 Gamco 03/28/17 03:52:55 PM
#416160   United States Patent 9,608,789 Gamco 03/28/17 03:52:10 PM
#416159   United States Patent 9,609,548 Gamco 03/28/17 03:51:36 PM
#416158   United States Patent 9,609,650 Gamco 03/28/17 03:50:45 PM
#416157   United States Patent 9,609,686 Gamco 03/28/17 03:50:04 PM
#416156   United States Patent 9,609,689 Gamco 03/28/17 03:49:21 PM
#416155   Why is there so little IDCC trades going on?? SameJC 03/28/17 11:27:43 AM
#416154   some good news that congress is going to asr1 03/28/17 11:27:14 AM
#416153   Wake up and realize that our future will mickeybritt 03/28/17 08:29:52 AM
#416152   Nokia seeking access to Samsung documents to aid Gamco 03/27/17 09:24:32 PM
#416151   Hello to all our die hard longs. BigOman 03/27/17 08:57:01 PM
#416150   to take microsft down on this issue..our issue asr1 03/27/17 08:36:54 PM
#416149   I agree...If you look at mr. softie's past asr1 03/27/17 08:34:57 PM
#416148   What we need is news or about 5 mickeybritt 03/27/17 08:21:04 PM
#416147   MSFT got what they deserved in paying 7.2$ my3sons87 03/27/17 08:18:43 PM
#416146   Asr1, I’m no lawyer but I do have an imagination:) IDCCfan 03/27/17 08:03:46 PM
#416145   they figure it is cheaper to keep tied asr1 03/27/17 07:35:37 PM
#416144   Yes, Nokia filed at least 3 cases against loophole73 03/27/17 07:15:57 PM
#416143   Has IDCC ever before been the Defendant in Gamco 03/27/17 06:13:01 PM
#416142   Justice delayed is justice denied. pochemunyet 03/27/17 05:15:05 PM
#416141   Olddog- Disgusting how long things take. JMO JimLur 03/27/17 04:41:13 PM
#416140   IDCCCfan: As you say the case "will olddog967 03/27/17 03:16:48 PM
#416139   In which direction did it move? :) lando1 03/27/17 02:58:38 PM
#416138   I suppose this Antitrust case by Micosoft VS IDCCfan 03/27/17 02:44:01 PM
#416137   who will be the next licensee? when will gejebr3 03/27/17 12:18:15 PM
#416136   Qualcomm licensing blocked Samsung from selling Exynos chips Gamco 03/27/17 11:47:36 AM
#416134   We need news. I don't like the chart plankwalk 03/27/17 10:26:26 AM
#416133   Please stop and think when it comes to infringers!!!!! mickeybritt 03/27/17 10:06:55 AM