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IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 04/16/2015 04:46:12 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at B. Riley & Cowen Conferences 04/16/2015 08:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Interdigital to Ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell and Host First Quarter 2015 Earnings Call on April 29 04/08/2015 08:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Sponsors New Wireless Communications Laboratory at Delaware State University 04/07/2015 02:00:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Sponsor IEEE ComSoc Small Cells Webinar 03/24/2015 02:00:00 PM
#397709  Sticky Note Please post this to sticky notes... bulldzr 03/27/15 09:31:26 PM
#393361  Sticky Note Upcoming 'legal' events for Interdigital as I see FISH21049 12/08/14 10:26:16 AM
#392981  Sticky Note Let's make it simple: Fog1937 12/02/14 10:38:12 AM
#382423  Sticky Note Sticky info: Analyst Reports, Rmarchma Reference Information, etc. postyle 02/21/14 03:45:14 PM
#398228   ZTE report dndodd 04/21/15 06:44:52 AM
#398227   Paulee: From the judge's pre-trial order: olddog967 04/21/15 02:35:53 AM
#398226   The new trial is expected to be shorter Paullee 04/21/15 12:35:56 AM
#398225   zombywolf, good points. LTE 04/20/15 09:45:46 PM
#398224   YES! jjff 04/20/15 08:11:26 PM
#398223   LOL THAT'S ALL THAT'S THERE ON BOTH SIDES! jjff 04/20/15 08:09:21 PM
#398222   LTE, Yes. It would be nice to have zombywolf 04/20/15 08:04:12 PM
#398221   Older news that may or may not, be relevant magillagorilla 04/20/15 07:57:18 PM
#398220   <<We already have infringement on ZTE, another would LTE 04/20/15 07:41:57 PM
#398219   jiff-"Some thoughts by others of maybe a MICROSOFT sjaym 04/20/15 07:40:18 PM
#398218   Maybe Max is involved in some intense settlement dndodd 04/20/15 07:39:19 PM
#398217   Thanks JIff. Much appreciated. Might Gungrey 04/20/15 07:38:44 PM
#398216   Maybe they are saving Max for the big zombywolf 04/20/15 07:36:11 PM
#398215   Thanks jiff. my3sons87 04/20/15 07:35:36 PM
#398214   jiff, thank you for attending and sharing magillagorilla 04/20/15 07:29:45 PM
#398213   SORRY HIT WRONG BUTTON jjff 04/20/15 07:19:32 PM
#398212   ZTE Says It's Wrongly Accused As InterDigital Trial Opens dndodd 04/20/15 07:19:28 PM
#398211   and............what else? magillagorilla 04/20/15 06:50:39 PM
#398210   ZTE TRIAL! jjff 04/20/15 06:39:59 PM
#398208   Federal Circuit Affirms Commission’s Finding Of No Domestic dndodd 04/20/15 05:31:13 PM
#398207   didn't a trial start today? was anyone there ? Paullee 04/20/15 05:24:29 PM
#398206   FWIW – Some interesting thoughts and tidbits magillagorilla 04/20/15 05:17:50 PM
#398205   <<so keep a positive attitude but don't let LTE 04/20/15 05:03:41 PM
#398204   some good news mixed with the record qtr Limejuice22 04/20/15 03:56:33 PM
#398203   LTE I have had ups and downs and lost mickeybritt 04/20/15 03:55:36 PM
#398202   You're welcome for thanking me for pointing out that LTE 04/20/15 02:17:22 PM
#398201   thanks for lighting up the room....eom M6 04/20/15 02:11:04 PM
#398200   On the other hand, I indirectly know of LTE 04/20/15 01:02:22 PM
#398199   While I appreciate Fish's good intentions, I tip Gungrey 04/20/15 11:34:41 AM
#398198   Can this sticky be updated? What's happening today? pochemunyet 04/20/15 11:34:21 AM
#398197   FISH: Stock based loan don't sound like olddog967 04/20/15 10:52:59 AM
#398196   Heck, you could even pledge your shares for Gungrey 04/20/15 10:38:12 AM
#398195   My ears are ringing the BS must really my3sons87 04/20/15 10:10:11 AM
#398194   Sisvel expands LTE patent portfolio Gamco 04/20/15 09:52:12 AM
#398193   Unfortunately, I tend to agree. From my bulldzr 04/20/15 09:48:59 AM
#398192   Gun, With interest rates as low as they are, FISH21049 04/20/15 09:45:21 AM
#398191   power11 JMO… you shouldn't expect anything material to be Data_Rox 04/20/15 09:21:49 AM
#398190   Nokia Plots 2016 Return to Phone Market Gamco 04/20/15 09:10:21 AM
#398189   My bets have been placed for almost 15 Gungrey 04/19/15 07:43:11 PM
#398188   Israt... "If we break down I can see bulldzr 04/19/15 06:48:05 PM
#398187   We are either making a top or a israt 04/19/15 05:31:54 PM
#398186   dws, I hear all kinds of talk from floor power11 04/19/15 04:20:21 PM
#398185   Power…..I don't know anything about the deletions nor dws 04/19/15 04:05:53 PM
#398184   TO ALL; power11 04/19/15 01:57:28 PM
#398182   Hope this works. bulldzr 04/19/15 12:29:23 PM
#398180   I would also expect some type of agreement Data_Rox 04/19/15 09:27:51 AM
#398179   Power call it the way you see it. my3sons87 04/18/15 10:29:03 PM
#398178   Jim: I am not sure how much olddog967 04/18/15 09:29:43 PM
#398177   power11, If you trust your source I would say JimLur 04/18/15 07:24:54 PM
#398176   Gungrey Get a foreclosure real estate agent and look mickeybritt 04/18/15 06:45:47 PM