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IDCC News: InterDigital to Present at NASDAQ & Barclays Conferences 11/23/2015 08:35:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital’s Innovation Partners Expands Its Network With IHMC 11/23/2015 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/18/2015 04:22:32 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator 11/12/2015 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Issues Revenue Guidance for Fourth Quarter 2015 11/09/2015 08:30:00 AM
#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
#404966   Why the oneM2M standard is so important': Exclusive Gamco 11/27/15 10:05:05 AM
#404965   Huawei win this arbitration appeal of the award my3sons87 11/27/15 08:03:00 AM
#404964   Taking a bite out of the big Apple: Arazihk 11/27/15 01:15:23 AM
#404963   It could be our former COB sales are loophole73 11/26/15 02:03:02 PM
#404962   Finally IDCC and Nokia agree on something. olddog967 11/26/15 10:57:17 AM
#404961   This site is better and more up to dndodd 11/26/15 10:28:42 AM
#404960   I agree the only sales I remember were dndodd 11/26/15 10:25:56 AM
#404959   During last six month period, the net percent Data_Rox 11/26/15 10:21:35 AM
#404958   InterDigital, Inc. Short Interest Update dndodd 11/26/15 10:03:57 AM
#404957   IDCC needs to really fight these delays. Look my3sons87 11/26/15 01:24:52 AM
#404956   O'dog thanks for both posts. French limited to my3sons87 11/26/15 01:18:40 AM
#404955   my3sons: On 11/23 MSFT filed the following joint olddog967 11/26/15 01:03:22 AM
#404954   my3sons: You can access the Paris Court of olddog967 11/26/15 01:00:34 AM
#404953   IDCC signed Wiston to a patent license in patopinion 11/25/15 11:20:59 PM
#404952   Why wait for 80...get Sherwin Soligsohn's other star...OLED! sjaym 11/25/15 11:14:29 PM
#404951   O'dog do you know if MSFT made their my3sons87 11/25/15 10:20:47 PM
#404950   O'dog, Ghors, Loop or others who May know. Is my3sons87 11/25/15 10:16:38 PM
#404949   Or maybe Shark Tank Mensch on a Bench FISH21049 11/25/15 06:57:36 PM
#404948   His rumors come from his BAC Broker who FISH21049 11/25/15 06:52:34 PM
#404947   Happy holidays one and all. my3sons87 11/25/15 06:26:35 PM
#404946   Have a happy Thanksgiving !! Ghors 11/25/15 04:56:48 PM
#404945   wishing y'all a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and Data_Rox 11/25/15 04:08:25 PM
#404944   Or they may rename it "BS IS US my3sons87 11/25/15 01:56:22 PM
#404943   In keeping with the times they might consider squingeqbob 11/25/15 11:31:55 AM
#404942   squinge it's not real until flyonthewall says it is...have M6 11/25/15 11:22:45 AM
#404941   Snoods the phone OEM's have not driven down my3sons87 11/25/15 10:45:23 AM
#404940   At this time of year my guess would ezmony 11/25/15 10:40:56 AM
#404939   I wonder how many phones Huawei would have dndodd 11/25/15 10:26:04 AM
#404938   Gungrey_19-Hedge Funds now have lot'sa $$$$$ invested in sjaym 11/24/15 10:39:56 PM
#404936   When I asked if the source would be squingeqbob 11/24/15 09:02:37 PM
#404935   Jist in case it's fact and not rumor dws 11/24/15 08:34:27 PM
#404934   Maybe you could reveal your source. Otherwise Gungrey 11/24/15 08:30:09 PM
#404933   Power that $500 million settlement you speak about my3sons87 11/24/15 08:26:40 PM
#404932   HUAWEI and IDCC are nearing a deal valued power11 11/24/15 07:37:53 PM
#404931   Watching the Chicago press conference regarding the police bulldzr 11/24/15 06:13:15 PM
#404930   11/24/15 IDCC Hedge Fund News sjaym 11/24/15 05:13:05 PM
#404929   InterDigital, Inc. - Common Stock Gamco 11/24/15 04:02:47 PM
#404928 vieraf 11/24/15 02:13:58 PM
#404927   This news should help IDCC and other stocks jist1 11/24/15 12:57:23 PM
#404926   Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. Seems like squingeqbob 11/24/15 12:29:55 PM
#404925   United States Patent 9,198,021 Gamco 11/24/15 10:15:58 AM
#404924   United States Patent 9,198,082 Gamco 11/24/15 10:15:04 AM
#404923   All the cases in arbitration should favor IDCC. my3sons87 11/23/15 09:32:21 PM
#404922   The voice in my head says don't listen squingeqbob 11/23/15 08:57:58 PM
#404921   He has voices in his head! jjff 11/23/15 07:09:52 PM
#404920   Paullee: Unwired Planet filed parallel patent infringement olddog967 11/23/15 06:51:59 PM
#404919   Wow-an infringement ruling 4-to-5 weeks AFTER the trial! sjaym 11/23/15 05:50:22 PM
#404918   Gungrey Don't believe anything posted here, however I will mickeybritt 11/23/15 05:45:25 PM
#404917   Gungrey-Expect a reply that the source is confidential. sjaym 11/23/15 05:32:11 PM
#404915   This deal will be north of 500 million Gungrey 11/23/15 04:51:21 PM