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IDCC News: InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Third Quarter 2017 08/22/2017 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Announces World’s First Successful Mobile Edge Computing 5G Network Architecture Trial 08/14/2017 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 08/08/2017 04:52:39 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at the 20th Annual Oppenheimer & Co. Technology, Internet & Communications Conference 07/31/2017 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Joins 5TONIC Lab 07/31/2017 02:30:00 AM
News News Alert: InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Third Quarter 2017 08/22/2017 08:30:00 AM
#418974   ITC Judge Theodore Essex Has Retired, Agency Confirms Paullee 08/22/17 10:51:24 PM
#418973   Mickey, "I haven't posted much and will not hrbart 08/22/17 07:59:28 PM
#418972   mickey: You wonder why you are olddog967 08/22/17 05:19:17 PM
#418971   United States Patent 9,742,371 Gamco 08/22/17 05:18:48 PM
#418970   United States Patent 9,743,280 Gamco 08/22/17 05:17:34 PM
#418969   United States Patent 9,743,281 Gamco 08/22/17 05:16:11 PM
#418968   United States Patent 9,743,313 Gamco 08/22/17 05:14:28 PM
#418967   United States Patent 9,743,326 Gamco 08/22/17 05:13:19 PM
#418966   United States Patent 9,743,422 Gamco 08/22/17 05:11:52 PM
#418965   United States Patent 9,743,433 Gamco 08/22/17 05:10:08 PM
#418964   I haven't posted much and will not post mickeybritt 08/22/17 03:32:32 PM
#418963   "in a short period of time" the man says... jeffree 08/22/17 03:14:53 PM
#418962   eagle-i13: In addition to the reported purchases as olddog967 08/22/17 11:28:18 AM
#418961   JimLur, thanks for the info. LTE 08/22/17 11:08:09 AM
#418960   JimLur: those were the purchases by insiders FISH21049 08/22/17 10:53:34 AM
#418959   Thanks Jim. My error. eagle-i13 08/22/17 10:51:19 AM
#418958   eagle-13: It is hard to believe BUT FISH21049 08/22/17 10:45:50 AM
#418957   Here's a few JimLur 08/22/17 10:41:52 AM
#418956   Rakitno, I have monitored the Form 4 filings eagle-i13 08/22/17 10:30:11 AM
#418955   Another thing besides descent guidance that could move felix7 08/22/17 10:27:27 AM
#418954   Some movement in PPS today, maybe we get hrbart 08/22/17 10:23:36 AM
#418953   We Don't get advance guidance... jeffree 08/22/17 10:20:49 AM
#418952   << expects its total third quarter 2017 revenue LTE 08/22/17 10:17:25 AM
#418951   "I've been a stockholder 35 years and I hrbart 08/22/17 10:17:21 AM
#418950   So we know Huawei came thru with the my3sons87 08/22/17 09:51:04 AM
#418949   Ok now...lets get these guys licensed... jeffree 08/22/17 09:36:42 AM
#418948   eagle-i13, hence why I started my sentence with, JohnSamuel 08/22/17 09:24:37 AM
#418947   I think eagle means he's never "seen" them pochemunyet 08/22/17 09:22:57 AM
#418946   Not true. Rakitno 08/22/17 09:21:55 AM
#418945   Company's 3rd qtr earnings estimate out. WayHaw 08/22/17 09:07:57 AM
#418944   John, I've been a stockholder 35 years and eagle-i13 08/22/17 09:03:51 AM
#418943   InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Third Quarter 2017 jeffree 08/22/17 08:33:49 AM
#418942   Thanks Gamco. Those who listen to the conference calls zdog 08/22/17 12:35:17 AM
#418941   Not sure but did it get bigger when nokiashill 08/21/17 11:53:24 PM
#418940   Gamco, thanks for that review, you point max411 08/21/17 10:37:19 PM
#418939   FY2018 EPS Estimates for InterDigital, Inc. Raised by Gamco 08/21/17 09:39:28 PM
#418938   I believe that you misread the tone of amrwonderful 08/21/17 08:35:44 PM
#418937   My point was that you just cannot assume dmiller 08/21/17 07:27:22 PM
#418936   Fish Thank you for your reply pierre3 08/21/17 06:49:44 PM
#418935   Patrick in IR is an absolute idiot if mister 08/21/17 06:27:59 PM
#418934   pierre3: Next earnings guidance is when the FISH21049 08/21/17 06:15:28 PM
#418931   Tonight at midnight courtpuppy 08/21/17 05:54:36 PM
#418930   Is everyone rude in this chat room? pierre3 08/21/17 05:36:24 PM
#418929   i never said I could operate better but asr1 08/21/17 05:30:03 PM
#418928   3rd guidance. pierre3 08/21/17 05:20:02 PM
#418927   so what happens First Bill Merrit gets canned nokiashill 08/21/17 05:04:03 PM
#418925   so why are you attacking me...I do have asr1 08/21/17 04:58:04 PM
#418924   Dmiller, Don't know about now but years ago JimLur 08/21/17 04:57:50 PM
#418923   ? You have a full understanding of this zdog 08/21/17 04:46:32 PM
#418921   They never have and never will they get jjff 08/21/17 04:42:56 PM