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IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference 05/23/2016 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Presents Rumble in the IOT Jungle: Emerging Standards Take On Proprietary Solutions 05/10/2016 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Smart Cities Could Waste $341 Billion by 2025 on Non-Standardized IoT Deployments 05/05/2016 03:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 04/28/2016 04:46:47 PM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 04/28/2016 04:45:35 PM
#382423  Sticky Note Sticky info: Analyst Reports, Rmarchma Reference Information, etc. postyle 02/21/14 03:45:14 PM
#408839   loophole: Don't try explaining things to mickey. He nessco 05/30/16 12:28:18 AM
#408838   Mickey Mirrors, Paullee 05/29/16 11:13:22 PM
#408837   mickey: As stated in the latest 10-K, IDCC's olddog967 05/29/16 11:13:22 PM
#408836   olddog because of pop ups on my computer mickeybritt 05/29/16 10:07:58 PM
#408835   dmiller I am sure all know it but to mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:51:07 PM
#408834   olddog Please explain to me what criteria hasdn't been mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:49:36 PM
#408833   Paulee If I was ever going to selling in mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:42:49 PM
#408832   Data: Data: In regard to “ the olddog967 05/29/16 06:19:13 PM
#408831   Mickey...everything you say is just your opinion. We dmiller 05/29/16 06:02:06 PM
#408830   mickey: IMO you problem is that you often olddog967 05/29/16 04:23:12 PM
#408829   Per the following from Data Rox's post the my3sons87 05/29/16 11:51:48 AM
#408828   Interdigital Incorporated (NASDAQ:IDCC) Short Interest Decreased By 17.73% JimLur 05/29/16 10:44:21 AM
#408827   Mickey Mirrors, honestly, Paullee 05/29/16 10:29:33 AM
#408826   Data_Rox I agree with you about the final decision mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:38:57 AM
#408825   You will see the formal announcement once the Data_Rox 05/29/16 09:34:54 AM
#408824   Data_Rox Thanks for posting this. I am curious as mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:08:32 AM
#408823   I didn't remember this release Data_Rox 05/29/16 08:59:15 AM
#408822   the reason IDCC and Huawei went to arbitration..... Data_Rox 05/29/16 08:53:12 AM
#408821   Mickey you go to arbitration to set a my3sons87 05/29/16 08:42:00 AM
#408820   Loophole Let me make it perfectly clear I think mickeybritt 05/29/16 06:30:53 AM
#408819   olddog You are right Huawei was found guilty of mickeybritt 05/29/16 05:58:27 AM
#408818   loophole: Don't try explaining things to mickey. olddog967 05/28/16 08:21:14 PM
#408817   Your exact statement reads as follows: "Huawei is loophole73 05/28/16 07:54:47 PM
#408816   Loophole In my message I never said they admitted mickeybritt 05/28/16 06:00:26 PM
#408815   As noted in the article interlocutory appeals are olddog967 05/28/16 02:09:21 PM
#408814   mickey: Another example of American "negotiators" being outfoxed sjaym 05/28/16 11:58:46 AM
#408813   Just so you understand, licensees do not admit loophole73 05/28/16 09:13:38 AM
#408812   Just my opinion!!!! mickeybritt 05/28/16 09:01:26 AM
#408811   "Tuesday is Newsday"...(IDCC S.O.P.)... jeffree 05/27/16 07:37:55 PM
#408810   Jim: IDCC is not "obligated" to release olddog967 05/27/16 07:04:53 PM
#408809   Agree, they want you to know as little squingeqbob 05/27/16 06:32:25 PM
#408808   Never and they will only release what they JimLur 05/27/16 06:00:53 PM
#408807   InterDigital Continues Fight For Quick Appeal In SEP Suit Paullee 05/27/16 05:56:46 PM
#408806   WHEN WILL IDCC LET SHAREHOLDERS HAVE MORE INFORMATION mickeybritt 05/27/16 05:49:18 PM
#408804   ah yes, but at least he'll have something gejebr3 05/27/16 03:53:31 PM
#408803   jist1,you sound as though you believe Samsung should my3sons87 05/27/16 03:50:29 PM
#408802   my3, Maybe so...but Samsung must compete with jist1 05/27/16 03:34:10 PM
#408801   Bingo. dndodd 05/27/16 03:32:51 PM
#408800   Samsung did not screw up. They have been loophole73 05/27/16 03:20:06 PM
#408799   The answer to all your questions: la-idcc-fan 05/27/16 03:19:15 PM
#408798   Hey Ranger --- FIFTY EIGHT O-REENO FISH21049 05/27/16 03:16:36 PM
#408797   An APPLE question for the ASM I would FISH21049 05/27/16 03:10:34 PM
#408796   jist1, maybe Samsung did not drag out the my3sons87 05/27/16 02:56:59 PM
#408795   Other than the fact that it's a screaming jist1 05/27/16 02:46:01 PM
#408794   When you get a chance you always seem dndodd 05/27/16 02:44:11 PM
#408793   IMO,it has always been difficult for IDCC to orientbull 05/27/16 02:17:34 PM
#408792   now Listen Up, Apple... jeffree 05/27/16 02:08:25 PM
#408791   Makes sense to me. Apple has powerful lobby jist1 05/27/16 01:42:07 PM
#408790   I was wrong. I did receive a zdog 05/27/16 12:49:06 PM
#408789   They do answer questions from the rank and file. dndodd 05/27/16 12:35:49 PM