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IDCC News: Annual Report (10-k) 02/20/2020 08:45:41 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 02/20/2020 08:39:14 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results 02/20/2020 08:30:10 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 02/15/2020 01:21:44 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 02/14/2020 06:08:07 PM
#427491   Big jump today on $45 million contract with zdog 03/27/20 03:24:57 PM
#427490   Expand the BKYI chart out a couple years. dws 03/27/20 03:18:27 PM
#427489   OT: Does anybody remember bio-Key? Check it minnowfish 03/27/20 01:47:29 PM
#427488   Wowzer... I just put some money in another pochemunyet 03/27/20 12:05:11 PM
#427487   For those who did not know the definitions, lando1 03/26/20 06:00:55 PM
#427486   Love this ratio - Enterprise Value/EBITDA = 5.75 william_wallace 03/26/20 05:44:30 PM
#427485   thanks, IDCC, for saying something... jeffree 03/26/20 04:41:11 PM
#427484   Has anyone had difficulty renewing their subscription to lando1 03/26/20 03:02:03 PM
#427483   Bim I am not certain but they could my3sons87 03/26/20 01:32:14 PM
#427482   Things may look ugly in short run, but LutherTiggs 03/26/20 11:08:01 AM
#427481   Hoping for more recurring starting q2 due to bim524 03/26/20 11:03:25 AM
#427480   I think an opportunity to remind shareholders and LutherTiggs 03/26/20 09:45:38 AM
#427479   I suspect some share buyback activity preceded this squingeqbob 03/26/20 09:16:36 AM
#427478   I agree.... An announcement of two new licenses would scruffynyc1 03/26/20 09:05:23 AM
#427477   Unless the other shoes drop and due to dndodd 03/26/20 09:03:58 AM
#427476   This is a bit of good news! squingeqbob 03/26/20 08:46:43 AM
#427474   Actually Did you just happen to have OLED and scruffynyc1 03/25/20 07:36:15 PM
#427473   I saw the spike But what are you inferring. scruffynyc1 03/25/20 07:33:12 PM
#427472   People ignoring the elephant in the room? Rakitno 03/25/20 04:26:09 PM
#427471   SI Report... jeffree 03/25/20 04:07:19 PM
#427469   WOW!! Don't know what dark hole you pulled dndodd 03/25/20 09:17:58 AM
#427468   WOW! 1% up on an 8% day qualifies la-tsla-fan 03/25/20 09:16:02 AM
#427467   Gamco: The following cite will give you olddog967 03/24/20 05:00:13 PM
#427466   DOJ Backs Fortress Against Apple, Intel Antitrust Suit Paullee 03/24/20 04:36:45 PM
#427465   Anyone have access to this! _________________________________ ? MON MAR 23, 2 Gamco 03/24/20 03:47:28 PM
#427464   Nice movement today, I hope it lasts. my3sons87 03/24/20 01:19:33 PM
#427443   It looks as though we are going to my3sons87 03/22/20 07:54:28 PM
#427442   In support of everyone sequestering at home, all JimLur 03/22/20 12:04:50 PM
#427441   Count thanks my3sons87 03/21/20 03:25:53 PM
#427440   From the December 31, 2019 balance sheet: The Count 03/21/20 12:38:21 PM
#427439   The Count how much debt does IDCC actually my3sons87 03/21/20 10:54:34 AM
#427438   Thanks JimLur 03/21/20 07:33:50 AM
#427437   Hi Jim, The Count 03/21/20 01:29:51 AM
#427436   haha...good one... jeffree 03/20/20 06:48:02 PM
#427435   No not you just talking ! Next time jjff 03/20/20 06:40:22 PM
#427434   jjff...You talkin to Me...??! jeffree 03/20/20 05:50:06 PM
#427433   Should have gotten out of the way this jjff 03/20/20 04:52:48 PM
#427432   "A strong Balance Sheet...is a Necessity...in this Environment" jeffree 03/19/20 06:35:39 PM
#427431   I hope the company is as smart as zdog 03/19/20 03:24:53 PM
#427430   Guessing IDCC hit hard due to speculation about LutherTiggs 03/19/20 03:11:55 PM
#427429   lets see Tesla, great company , CEO says Limejuice22 03/19/20 02:51:03 PM
#427428   Every once in a while I visit this la-tsla-fan 03/19/20 01:32:22 PM
#427427   IMO you can buy the company now with orientbull 03/19/20 11:20:41 AM
#427426   Same... hard to pass up at these prices GWoody 03/19/20 10:40:02 AM
#427425   Added scruffynyc1 03/19/20 10:29:44 AM
#427424   IMO China is beginning to open up orientbull 03/19/20 10:18:47 AM
#427423   This is the All-Time trading stock???? With snail-like volume scruffynyc1 03/19/20 12:27:55 AM
#427422   maybe even nicer if IDCC paid this quarter's Monterey2000 03/18/20 08:40:44 PM
#427421   Let's face it fellas. This is the patterson 03/18/20 08:20:01 PM