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IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Date For Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results 10/11/2019 04:15:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Issues Guidance for Third Quarter 2019 10/02/2019 08:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Partnership With Finland’s 6GFlagship Program to Advance Researh Beyond 5G 09/23/2019 04:30:00 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital R&I Digital Double Technology Wins Best in Show at IBC 09/19/2019 03:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital to showcase AdvantEDGE Platform at 2019 Edge Computing Congress 09/18/2019 03:00:00 AM
#423265  Sticky Note From Oppenheimer presentation, we've heard this before, but gejebr3 08/13/18 01:51:27 PM
#426410   JUST SAYING IMMC1990 10/16/19 10:17:04 AM
#426406   Earnings will move the market over the next CC Writer 10/15/19 10:43:43 PM
#426402   Um, go Nats! squingeqbob 10/15/19 08:40:39 PM
#426401   Now on Lou Dobbs comments the Chinese may jjff 10/15/19 07:33:46 PM
#426400   Market up strongly on China hope, isn't that jjff 10/15/19 03:16:53 PM
#426399   Short Interest as of 9/30/2019 fell 295,175 shares Rakitno 10/15/19 09:17:44 AM
#426398   How about some more positive news. Abig 10/13/19 02:56:44 PM
#426397   GREAT DAY -- HALLOWEEN ! FISH21049 10/12/19 09:38:32 AM
#426396   InterDigital Announces Date For Third Quarter 2019 Financial Gamco 10/11/19 06:04:22 PM
#426395   could it be? gejebr3 10/11/19 04:30:25 PM
#426394   You're probably right. pochemunyet 10/11/19 10:21:44 AM
#426393   Trump said good things about trade deal with China. dndodd 10/11/19 10:21:10 AM
#426392   Something happening?... pochemunyet 10/11/19 10:19:03 AM
#426391   IDCC...get a License Deal with Lenovo- jeffree 10/10/19 05:03:33 PM
#426390   jiff, Stockholders on this board are too depressed to eaglei13 10/10/19 05:01:11 PM
#426389   oldog, What a memory bank you have. Thanks JimLur 10/10/19 04:19:51 PM
#426388   Thank you olddog. minnowfish 10/10/19 04:05:00 PM
#426387   minnowfish: Apparently IDCC no longer has a relationship olddog967 10/10/19 02:55:20 PM
#426386   OK. Dumb question? minnowfish 10/10/19 01:42:40 PM
#426385   The posting interest on this board is becoming jjff 10/10/19 01:23:00 PM
#426381   I guess we're going to see! jjff 10/09/19 01:34:16 PM
#426380   Jiff the party is always where I know my3sons87 10/09/19 12:35:44 PM
#426379   LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not where you thought it was going to be! jjff 10/09/19 12:07:43 PM
#426378   Jiff where is the party? my3sons87 10/09/19 11:50:15 AM
#426377   Get ready no party hat for you hurricane jjff 10/09/19 10:59:38 AM
#426376   You are not going to get China to jjff 10/09/19 10:49:22 AM
#426375   China - this is what worries me and LTE 10/08/19 03:36:11 PM
#426374   <<...some headway could be made this time concerning LTE 10/08/19 02:17:12 PM
#426373   Chinese Trade Discussions - Conflicting Reports: LTE 10/08/19 01:33:19 PM
#426372   Thank you. olddog967 10/07/19 08:13:29 PM
#426371   https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-poised-to-sink-to-kick-off-the-week-as-inv dndodd 10/07/19 07:28:46 PM
#426370   What are you referring to? olddog967 10/07/19 07:16:43 PM
#426369   China’s stance IP announced today is not good dndodd 10/07/19 04:58:27 PM
#426368   That's nonsense. Yes, the new FASB accounting LTE 10/07/19 03:42:39 PM
#426367   Hong Kong protests are getting to be a sab63090 10/07/19 12:32:56 PM
#426366   The only fact to be drawn is that Rakitno 10/07/19 10:33:15 AM
#426365   ASC 605 is history. Doesn't exist anymore. eaglei13 10/07/19 10:12:58 AM
#426364   This is wrong. Rakitno 10/07/19 09:35:55 AM
#426363   Bit of a different company! jjff 10/05/19 06:45:58 PM
#426362   Jiff Bought Q from Feb-April average $57....Keeping'em for awhile. M6 10/05/19 02:03:40 PM
#426361   You're a brave man buying in front of jjff 10/05/19 08:05:32 AM
#426360   olddog967, thanks. LTE 10/04/19 08:30:39 PM
#426359   LTE: "How do we know that they're not?" olddog967 10/04/19 08:12:26 PM
#426357   Ya' Bought a bunch at $51.... M6 10/04/19 07:36:37 PM
#426356   <<I am surprised IDCC apparently has not been LTE 10/04/19 06:30:17 PM
#426355   good point OD JimLur 10/04/19 05:30:47 PM
#426354   I am surprised IDCC apparently has not been olddog967 10/04/19 04:59:13 PM
#426353   <<It appears telling investors that you cannot license LTE 10/04/19 04:37:41 PM
#426351   Every time this idiot speaks especially about China jjff 10/04/19 04:02:10 PM
#426350   It appears telling investors that you cannot license zdog 10/04/19 03:39:14 PM