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IDCC News: HARMAN and InterDigital Partner to Deliver oneM2M Compliant End-to-End IoT Solutions to the Market 02/08/2016 06:26:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Participate in oneM2M Intelligent Transport Systems Webinar 02/08/2016 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Mobile Edge Computing Proof of Concept Accepted by ETSI 02/08/2016 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 02/03/2016 04:14:37 PM
IDCC News: Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership (3) 02/03/2016 04:11:59 PM
#404086  Sticky Note IDCC legal dates dndodd 10/02/15 11:24:15 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
#406247   FYI_ Apple Can't Jump Into VirnetX Patent Reviews, Paullee 02/10/16 06:57:54 AM
#406246   olddog Maybe it was not 2 arbitration hearing but mickeybritt 02/10/16 06:22:17 AM
#406245   mickey: I'll try one last time. olddog967 02/09/16 10:39:01 PM
#406244   LG!! Was there 2 arbitration hearings in 2015? Was mickeybritt 02/09/16 07:32:14 PM
#406243   re; significant news related to IDCC jeffree 02/09/16 06:52:23 PM
#406242   No, we are expecting a hearing on the loophole73 02/09/16 06:22:01 PM
#406241   Jist: "a ways away?" Aren't we expecting a pochemunyet 02/09/16 06:14:16 PM
#406240   Initiated as a buy or sell? Tomorrow jist1 02/09/16 05:59:48 PM
#406239   Looks like 51,603 was a block trade at jjff 02/09/16 05:39:54 PM
#406238   InterDigital, Inc. - Common Stock Gamco 02/09/16 05:14:42 PM
#406237   InterDigital, Inc. - Common Stock Gamco 02/09/16 04:01:15 PM
#406236   InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC) announced that ETSI’s Industry Specification JimLur 02/09/16 03:48:03 PM
#406235   vanguard - largest institutional holder added small amount gejebr3 02/09/16 03:15:27 PM
#406234   Data: Thanks. We will just have olddog967 02/09/16 02:34:46 PM
#406233   mickey: Maybe you are just confused about olddog967 02/09/16 02:24:14 PM
#406232   from revlis...Verizon certifies Gemalto's first Cat. 1 LTE asr1 02/09/16 12:34:42 PM
#406231   is this what you read? Data_Rox 02/09/16 11:37:03 AM
#406230   olddpg Can you please post a transcript of the mickeybritt 02/09/16 11:15:13 AM
#406229   Once people quit being negative and understand a mickeybritt 02/09/16 10:42:54 AM
#406228   data Rox & Olddog: FISH21049 02/09/16 10:35:31 AM
#406227   dndodd Please read what this says. It says arbitration mickeybritt 02/09/16 10:32:38 AM
#406226   If I have read and understand the court mickeybritt 02/09/16 10:25:26 AM
#406225   I am pretty sure this Arbitration with LG dndodd 02/09/16 10:24:11 AM
#406224   JimLur I no longer have private messaging but unless mickeybritt 02/09/16 10:18:24 AM
#406223   United States Patent 9,258,040 Gamco 02/09/16 10:14:47 AM
#406222   United States Patent 9,258,087 Gamco 02/09/16 10:14:11 AM
#406221   United States Patent 9,258,096 Gamco 02/09/16 10:13:39 AM
#406220   United States Patent 9,258,690 Gamco 02/09/16 10:13:12 AM
#406219   OD….that's a very good question… Data_Rox 02/09/16 09:53:18 AM
#406218   IDCC vs LG mickeybritt 02/09/16 09:52:53 AM
#406217   exactly.....eom. M6 02/09/16 09:45:56 AM
#406216   While it sounds good, as usual the big olddog967 02/09/16 05:07:11 AM
#406215   yes they are- M6 02/09/16 12:51:22 AM
#406214   Harman partnership = major score for IDCC's oneM2M gejebr3 02/08/16 10:57:55 PM
#406213   Data: You are probably more familiar with olddog967 02/08/16 08:42:17 PM
#406212   They sure kept this one quiet. Hartman is my3sons87 02/08/16 08:23:15 PM
#406211   Keep 'em coming!... pochemunyet 02/08/16 07:00:30 PM
#406210   HARMAN and InterDigital Partner to Deliver oneM2M Compliant jeffree 02/08/16 06:47:01 PM
#406209   Harman Intnl. and IDCC partner up...IoT... jeffree 02/08/16 06:41:18 PM
#406208   I hear yah and agree Mickey. my3sons87 02/08/16 05:06:21 PM
#406207   Even the U.S. patent office agreed!!!!! mickeybritt 02/08/16 04:22:53 PM
#406206   InterDigital : Alan Carlton Accepted as New IDG Contributor dndodd 02/08/16 12:34:30 PM
#406205   Length of LG agreement!! mickeybritt 02/08/16 10:47:12 AM
#406204   The engineers are clearly working based on the my3sons87 02/08/16 09:53:12 AM
#406203   I feel the same, Mickey. pochemunyet 02/08/16 09:46:48 AM
#406202   What are you going to do if IDCC mickeybritt 02/08/16 09:40:19 AM
#406201   Not being one to do nothing I just mickeybritt 02/08/16 08:56:45 AM
#406200   Mobile Edge Computing Proof of Concept Accepted by ETSI MJPLIFE11 02/08/16 08:45:29 AM
#406199   InterDigital to Participate in oneM2M Intelligent Transport Systems Webinar dndodd 02/08/16 08:34:13 AM
#406198   As I beat the drum!!! mickeybritt 02/08/16 08:06:36 AM