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IDCC News: Quarterly Report (10-q) 07/30/2015 08:44:42 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 07/30/2015 08:40:16 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/23/2015 05:01:47 PM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/23/2015 04:57:37 PM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/23/2015 04:53:40 PM
#402151  Sticky Note INTERDIGITAL LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 7-30-2015 FISH21049 08/06/15 10:14:08 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
#403468   orientbull: Actually IR gave you a simplified olddog967 09/02/15 12:49:04 PM
#403467   IDCC looked good yesterday but I guess Zack mickeybritt 09/02/15 12:47:15 PM
#403466   orienttalbull I agree with you. the license department has mickeybritt 09/02/15 12:37:35 PM
#403465   jeffree….so what happened there at the end of Data_Rox 09/02/15 12:20:07 PM
#403464   Nokia "scorched Our earth"...MMO is trying to do jeffree 09/02/15 12:10:29 PM
#403463   so then...when was the Last...when will be the Next... jeffree 09/02/15 11:57:10 AM
#403462   IMO, if I remember correctly, the 800M goal orientbull 09/02/15 11:50:10 AM
#403461 dndodd 09/02/15 11:48:17 AM
#403460   It seems like it would a challenging feat jist1 09/02/15 11:38:37 AM
#403459   Our new Chairman(S. Douglas (Doug) Hutcheson President, Chief Limejuice22 09/02/15 11:36:48 AM
#403458   At $400 million, our royalty platform has roughly Data_Rox 09/02/15 11:29:44 AM
#403457   Bill Merrit has led the building of InterDigital's nokiashill 09/02/15 11:21:01 AM
#403456   When I had a lot of employees, I Limejuice22 09/02/15 11:04:45 AM
#403455   IMO, If I were the COB of IDCC, orientbull 09/02/15 10:51:53 AM
#403454   my eyes are dry that was a lot....can nokiashill 09/02/15 10:36:32 AM
#403453   uh...Give new Buyers a Reason...??! jeffree 09/02/15 10:09:32 AM
#403452   lets hope that buyout happens sooner than later nokiashill 09/02/15 10:04:35 AM
#403451   That is a good article that sounds favorable dndodd 09/02/15 08:12:28 AM
#403450   ungrey I would have fired the world class license mickeybritt 09/02/15 08:06:38 AM
#403449   Yep, if memory serves, I recall a few Gungrey 09/02/15 07:14:41 AM
#403448   for the wonks: Paullee 09/02/15 06:20:08 AM
#403447  Restored what a great call nokiashill it did fall nokiashill 09/02/15 12:22:47 AM
#403444   Ditto, I agree fully.. jerry5 09/01/15 08:32:44 PM
#403443   Gungrey Where was this stock a year ago? Give mickeybritt 09/01/15 07:26:23 PM
#403442   I'm glad you brought this up. I've Gungrey 09/01/15 07:17:46 PM
#403441   IMO, It must be one of those management orientbull 09/01/15 07:02:17 PM
#403440   today's SHO of strength...?!! jeffree 09/01/15 06:40:01 PM
#403439   Ditto and agree 100%. Like my dad always squingeqbob 09/01/15 06:27:22 PM
#403438   Nokiashill This clown doesn't know his ass from deep mickeybritt 09/01/15 06:16:28 PM
#403437   Loop, Many here on this board would appreciate someone eagle-i13 09/01/15 06:06:15 PM
#403436   15 years ago I would have been interested, loophole73 09/01/15 05:44:35 PM
#403435   InterDigital to Present at Drexel Hamilton, Credit Suisse Gamco 09/01/15 05:13:47 PM
#403434   IDCC presenting at Drexel Hamilton conference on Sept squingeqbob 09/01/15 05:07:59 PM
#403433   Agree , allege everything, throw the hold up Limejuice22 09/01/15 04:58:53 PM
#403432   zombywolf - My counter action of choice is Gamco 09/01/15 04:50:35 PM
#403431   It is time for some counter suits zombywolf 09/01/15 04:42:25 PM
#403430   re; "abusive patent licensing scheme"....hmmmm...the way I see it... jeffree 09/01/15 04:23:14 PM
#403429   no Excitement here News... jeffree 09/01/15 04:15:46 PM
#403428   Hmmm, seems we were out-lawyered once again! Gungrey 09/01/15 04:15:41 PM
#403427   ITC: Microsoft Did Not Infringe on InterDigital Patents Gamco 09/01/15 04:13:04 PM
#403426   1039 Dec 55 Calls traded today Open interest 3480 dndodd 09/01/15 04:01:43 PM
#403425   No posts in over 4 hours, thats unusual. hrbart 09/01/15 03:37:37 PM
#403424  Restored hey mickey what say you? nokiashill 09/01/15 03:12:48 PM
#403423   United States Patent 9,125,012 Gamco 09/01/15 11:15:29 AM
#403422   United States Patent 9,125,188 Gamco 09/01/15 11:14:38 AM
#403421   United States Patent 9,125,203 Gamco 09/01/15 11:11:44 AM
#403420   United States Patent 9,125,204 Gamco 09/01/15 11:11:07 AM
#403419   Loop gets my vote as well. Gungrey 09/01/15 11:01:42 AM
#403418   Loop, I have a solution, and I am serious. eagle-i13 09/01/15 10:56:19 AM
#403417   There's a rumor made up by me that squingeqbob 09/01/15 10:42:01 AM