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IDCC News: InterDigital Joins Wireless Broadband Alliance 05/18/2015 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Featured in Senza Fili LTE Unlicensed and Wi-Fi Report 05/14/2015 09:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Europe and Partners to Lead Groundbreaking European Commission 5G Research Project 05/14/2015 04:02:00 AM
IDCC News: Multiple Project Wins Highlight InterDigital 5G Leadership 05/14/2015 04:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Demonstrate New Capabilities of oneMPOWER Platform for Smart City Applications 05/12/2015 08:30:00 AM
#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
#399720   Ia-idcc-fan IMO something is up and I believe it power11 05/28/15 01:13:34 AM
#399719   So.......explain! Gungrey 05/27/15 08:46:23 PM
#399718   Jim, with your connections maybe you could enlighten Gungrey 05/27/15 08:45:07 PM
#399717   O'dog patent law is confusing. my3sons87 05/27/15 06:56:36 PM
#399716   JimLur: On the Investor's Village board a FISH21049 05/27/15 05:45:55 PM
#399715   my3sons: Because all patents are presumed valid, olddog967 05/27/15 04:56:50 PM
#399714   Infinite an infringer can still claim they don't my3sons87 05/27/15 04:32:51 PM
#399713   All chip stocks are up today because of Drannac 05/27/15 04:09:49 PM
#399712   With only a 145,000 shares traded I think JimLur 05/27/15 04:06:07 PM
#399710   InterDigital, Inc. - Common Stock Gamco 05/27/15 04:04:38 PM
#399709   Don't think the Cisco decision helps us in la-idcc-fan 05/27/15 03:55:00 PM
#399708   Loop, good point. All the hold-outs apparently need infinite_q 05/27/15 03:48:35 PM
#399707   I hope something is up,but volume seems low macc14 05/27/15 03:48:08 PM
#399706   I kinda like this waitin' for sumptin''s like la-idcc-fan 05/27/15 03:09:59 PM
#399705   That's because "sumptin' must be up"... bulldzr 05/27/15 02:57:36 PM
#399704   It looks like everybody has gone into a la-idcc-fan 05/27/15 02:45:15 PM
#399703   About time for someone to say "sumtin's up" sailfreeee 05/27/15 12:54:00 PM
#399702   Hope all's well down there! jjff 05/27/15 12:41:55 PM
#399701   it's back in the saddle again…. Data_Rox 05/27/15 12:10:57 PM
#399700   I agree with you regarding present litigation. However, loophole73 05/27/15 12:09:27 PM
#399699   HEY! I've been keeping up with Ghors 05/27/15 11:33:56 AM
#399698   bulldzr, Even though I've been in IDCC for only power11 05/27/15 11:29:10 AM
#399697   United States Patent 9,042,231 Gamco 05/27/15 10:19:22 AM
#399696   United States Patent 9,042,290 Gamco 05/27/15 10:18:45 AM
#399695   United States Patent 9,042,301 Gamco 05/27/15 10:17:58 AM
#399694   United States Patent 9,042,324 Gamco 05/27/15 10:17:12 AM
#399693   United States Patent 9,042,362 Gamco 05/27/15 10:16:25 AM
#399692   United States Patent 9,042,373 Gamco 05/27/15 10:15:43 AM
#399691   United States Patent 9,042,883 Gamco 05/27/15 10:14:45 AM
#399690 rooster 05/27/15 08:50:08 AM
#399689   Global mobile subscriptions to reach 7 bln by dndodd 05/27/15 07:19:42 AM
#399688   Global smartphone growth to slow to 11.3% in dndodd 05/27/15 07:16:44 AM
#399687   Olddog967, I agree that LTE 05/27/15 12:03:29 AM
#399686   Ia-idcc-fan: Since when has trying to interpret olddog967 05/26/15 11:37:11 PM
#399685   LTE (and others), Thank you for your analysis. la-idcc-fan 05/26/15 09:27:44 PM
#399684   zombywolf: The case/decision was not about another olddog967 05/26/15 09:15:34 PM
#399683   Supreme Court rules belief that patent is invalid dndodd 05/26/15 08:25:53 PM
#399682   Which company induced Cisco to infringe? Only Cisco zombywolf 05/26/15 07:51:32 PM
#399681   After owning this stock for 20 years or bulldzr 05/26/15 07:40:56 PM
#399680   Yep, some here jist have no respect. Gungrey 05/26/15 07:16:29 PM
#399679   Ditto GAB 05/26/15 06:48:39 PM
#399678   zombywolf: This decision should not have any olddog967 05/26/15 04:27:03 PM
#399677   I agree with your opinion! sailfreeee 05/26/15 04:18:39 PM
#399676   <<<< U.S. government had warned that companies accused jist1 05/26/15 03:41:56 PM
#399675   Maybe huge decision for us? zombywolf 05/26/15 03:38:23 PM
#399674   more details High Court Nixes 'Good Paullee 05/26/15 01:19:25 PM
#399672   WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on my3sons87 05/26/15 11:29:15 AM
#399670   a Bad market a Good test for jeffree 05/26/15 10:54:46 AM
#399669   Say some prayers for our friends in Texas. JimLur 05/26/15 08:03:34 AM
#399668   Is IDCC here: CES heads east, with inaugural event GAB 05/25/15 10:24:07 PM