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IDCC News: Annual Report (10-k) 02/23/2017 08:52:36 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 02/23/2017 08:47:31 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results 02/23/2017 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: CA Technologies and InterDigital Partner on End-to-End IoT Solutions for Enterprise Customers 02/21/2017 05:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Annual Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (5) 02/13/2017 04:45:34 PM
#415672   for those wondering about possible past revenues due olddog967 02/26/17 08:44:41 PM
#415671   Ia-idcc-fan: A quick accounting lesson. olddog967 02/26/17 08:24:29 PM
#415670   Olddog: I should have known better than to delve la-idcc-fan 02/26/17 07:10:34 PM
#415669   pochmunyet I really have done nothing but posted what mickeybritt 02/26/17 06:32:53 PM
#415668   Mickey, my friend, in light of your present pochemunyet 02/26/17 06:17:32 PM
#415667   dd and dj, I am not able to loophole73 02/26/17 05:34:10 PM
#415666   Ia-idcc-fan: As you stated, Deferred Revenue olddog967 02/26/17 04:17:20 PM
#415665   felix Thanks for the concern for me and as mickeybritt 02/26/17 03:56:28 PM
#415664   I hadn't thought of buying more now (having pochemunyet 02/26/17 02:58:59 PM
#415663   Loop, have you discovered when H and/or A djfanning 02/26/17 02:18:59 PM
#415662   Loop, thanks for your thoughts. ddutta 02/26/17 02:09:48 PM
#415661   Hillcrest coupled with the recent signings of H loophole73 02/26/17 11:30:26 AM
#415660   There is no doubt in my mind they asr1 02/26/17 10:57:03 AM
#415659   that is a true statement..i am a long asr1 02/26/17 10:50:38 AM
#415658   I hope that too but also know enough felix7 02/26/17 10:37:04 AM
#415657   i am still betting he used them because asr1 02/26/17 10:34:55 AM
#415656   Mick, I agree with you and was surprised felix7 02/26/17 10:21:20 AM
#415655   I have read and reread the comments by Merritt!!!!! mickeybritt 02/26/17 04:25:33 AM
#415654   ""OLED on a tear today........EOM""......Because management "STATED" that sjaym 02/26/17 12:52:21 AM
#415653   Agreed 100%. la-idcc-fan 02/25/17 09:18:01 PM
#415652   Olddog: My understanding of Deferred Revenue is "payment received la-idcc-fan 02/25/17 09:04:31 PM
#415651   la-idcc-fan, what surprised me most was that the ddutta 02/25/17 07:30:22 PM
#415650   olddog You better inform LG they are advertising phones mickeybritt 02/25/17 07:27:11 PM
#415649   DO U THINK ALL OF THIS COULD BE drw 02/25/17 05:04:50 PM
#415648   mickey: Merritt probably gave ZTE as an olddog967 02/25/17 04:18:45 PM
#415647   orientbull: That statement does not say IDCC olddog967 02/25/17 04:01:28 PM
#415646   Loophole, I seem to see an increased participation bulldzr 02/25/17 03:40:17 PM
#415645   I remember many of these same complaints re bulldzr 02/25/17 03:23:21 PM
#415644   I listened and heard the same. It was loophole73 02/25/17 02:55:35 PM
#415643   I didn't read the transcript but did listen WayHaw 02/25/17 02:23:40 PM
#415642   Mickey, use common sense and experience to get loophole73 02/25/17 02:18:45 PM
#415641   He definitely posed it as theoretical as I felix7 02/25/17 02:04:01 PM
#415640   IMO, per 10k the company has around 2billion orientbull 02/25/17 01:29:02 PM
#415639   olddog Excuse me but why would Merritt pick out mickeybritt 02/25/17 12:58:10 PM
#415638   In the cc Merritt said IF we were. zdog 02/25/17 12:48:30 PM
#415637   Good point, ddutta. la-idcc-fan 02/25/17 12:46:02 PM
#415636   mickey; The statement "we were to be olddog967 02/25/17 12:08:41 PM
#415635   One of the reasons, IMHO, is that what ddutta 02/25/17 11:36:03 AM
#415634   stock price below what it was before the asr1 02/25/17 10:50:43 AM
#415633   Mickey..I agree with you..My opinion is Bill probably asr1 02/25/17 09:37:34 AM
#415632   What a solid statement of the companies achievement since94 02/25/17 09:13:55 AM
#415631   my3sons One of us had better learn to read mickeybritt 02/25/17 08:32:42 AM
#415630   Mickey because IDCC drove a strong deal does my3sons87 02/25/17 08:19:13 AM
#415629   I am going to post this one more time!!!!! mickeybritt 02/25/17 05:19:42 AM
#415628   olddog How in the hell can a CEO make mickeybritt 02/25/17 04:28:20 AM
#415627   Welcome back Mickey! idccjoe 02/24/17 11:09:17 PM
#415626   Not to worry. There were about 20,000 shares idccjoe 02/24/17 11:01:04 PM
#415625   NOT ME MICK! jjff 02/24/17 10:31:22 PM
#415624   captainslog: Here are my answers to your questions. olddog967 02/24/17 10:09:54 PM
#415623   mickey: The supposed statement by Merritt regarding olddog967 02/24/17 08:44:39 PM