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IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Webcast of Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders 04:30 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference 05/23/2016 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Presents Rumble in the IOT Jungle: Emerging Standards Take On Proprietary Solutions 05/10/2016 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Smart Cities Could Waste $341 Billion by 2025 on Non-Standardized IoT Deployments 05/05/2016 03:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 04/28/2016 04:46:47 PM
News News Alert: InterDigital Announces Webcast of Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders 05/31/2016 04:30:58 PM
#382423  Sticky Note Sticky info: Analyst Reports, Rmarchma Reference Information, etc. postyle 02/21/14 03:45:14 PM
#408883   No filings today regarding Huawei. Electronic filing olddog967 05/31/16 07:24:41 PM
#408882   mickey: The postings were in regard to olddog967 05/31/16 07:00:07 PM
#408881   olddog Did I read somewhere here that 80 million mickeybritt 05/31/16 06:01:01 PM
#408880   Thanks I wasn't sure. dndodd 05/31/16 05:20:14 PM
#408879   dndodd: The situation regarding Huawei's payment is not olddog967 05/31/16 04:54:22 PM
#408878   I'm looking forward to hearing what the Bill squingeqbob 05/31/16 04:39:30 PM
#408877   InterDigital Announces Webcast of Virtual Annual Meeting of Gamco 05/31/16 04:31:42 PM
#408876   The only other train of thought if an dndodd 05/31/16 04:29:59 PM
#408875   United States Patent 9,356,750 Gamco 05/31/16 04:08:13 PM
#408874   United States Patent 9,357,459 Gamco 05/31/16 04:07:31 PM
#408873   United States Patent 9,357,466 Gamco 05/31/16 04:06:55 PM
#408872   Thanks for that, and for your contributions. They pochemunyet 05/31/16 04:03:26 PM
#408871   pochemunyet: Nothing to hide, I think olddog967 05/31/16 03:53:29 PM
#408870   Chinese Phone Co. Can’t Cite Ericsson Arbitration Loss Paullee 05/31/16 01:31:37 PM
#408869   I don't know either, but my guess would redviking 05/31/16 01:27:44 PM
#408868   Olddog; out of curiosity, with apologies if it pochemunyet 05/31/16 01:22:22 PM
#408867   Thanks olddog; keeping my eyes peeled for your FISH21049 05/31/16 01:03:44 PM
#408866   Nothing so far today. Most filings seem to olddog967 05/31/16 12:56:44 PM
#408865   my3sons87: Good point! And maybe they did FISH21049 05/31/16 11:24:45 AM
#408864   I am sure that if IDCC receives the my3sons87 05/31/16 11:06:36 AM
#408863   Like the guy from California who paid his FISH21049 05/31/16 10:53:17 AM
#408862   David, I believe you are correct. If warbil 05/31/16 10:34:05 AM
#408861   Please help me to understand and forgive my HDEglider 05/31/16 10:09:17 AM
#408860   "any guesses on how many 10's of $millions hrbart 05/31/16 09:54:37 AM
#408859   dndodd They certainly didn't say there will be money mickeybritt 05/31/16 09:52:57 AM
#408858   any guesses on how many 10's of $millions gejebr3 05/31/16 09:46:39 AM
#408857   They probably have it but won't report it dndodd 05/31/16 09:40:24 AM
#408856   dndodd The drop dead date might be June 12th mickeybritt 05/31/16 09:39:09 AM
#408855   I think OD posted earlier the real drop dndodd 05/31/16 09:33:38 AM
#408854   Shouldn't we have a press release either we mickeybritt 05/31/16 08:36:40 AM
#408853   mickeybritt, if the money comes in, it WILL FISH21049 05/31/16 07:41:09 AM
#408852   The damn money better be in and accountable mickeybritt 05/30/16 09:46:06 PM
#408851   ddutta, you said what could be the possible FISH21049 05/30/16 04:35:21 PM
#408850   dduta: The delay may be attributed to olddog967 05/30/16 03:50:42 PM
#408849   Excellent points. la-idcc-fan 05/30/16 02:58:22 PM
#408848   Agree - enough of that. squingeqbob 05/30/16 02:31:43 PM
#408847   TO ALL, power11 05/30/16 02:30:44 PM
#408846   Moderators... isn't repeatedly calling another poster by a bulldzr 05/30/16 01:54:31 PM
#408845   Last year IDCC issued 2Q 2015 guidance on ddutta 05/30/16 01:38:07 PM
#408844   Paulee You are right I do need glasses as mickeybritt 05/30/16 01:27:37 PM
#408843   Mickey Mirrors, Paullee 05/30/16 10:45:05 AM
#408842   Fish I appreciate the advice. I am not worried mickeybritt 05/30/16 09:54:43 AM
#408841   mickeybritt, DON'T WORRY -- BE HAPPY ! ! ! FISH21049 05/30/16 09:42:52 AM
#408840   Paulee You are probably right as I have no mickeybritt 05/30/16 09:25:00 AM
#408839   loophole: Don't try explaining things to mickey. He nessco 05/30/16 12:28:18 AM
#408838   Mickey Mirrors, Paullee 05/29/16 11:13:22 PM
#408837   mickey: As stated in the latest 10-K, IDCC's olddog967 05/29/16 11:13:22 PM
#408836   olddog because of pop ups on my computer mickeybritt 05/29/16 10:07:58 PM
#408835   dmiller I am sure all know it but to mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:51:07 PM
#408834   olddog Please explain to me what criteria hasdn't been mickeybritt 05/29/16 09:49:36 PM