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IDCC News: Quarterly Report (10-q) 05/02/2019 08:54:01 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 05/02/2019 08:50:04 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Helps Lead Efforts on Joint US-Europe 5G Roadmap Through H2020 EMPOWER Project 05/02/2019 08:45:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2019 05/02/2019 08:30:00 AM
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#423265  Sticky Note From Oppenheimer presentation, we've heard this before, but gejebr3 08/13/18 01:51:27 PM
#425373   Let’s let these geniuses have it their way. my3sons87 05/21/19 08:57:45 PM
#425372   MJPLIFE11: I like posters who make blanket olddog967 05/21/19 07:59:01 PM
#425371   DEAD WRONG. Just because they used the word clamcakes 05/21/19 07:53:52 PM
#425370   IDCC daily chart Golden_Cross 05/21/19 07:50:12 PM
#425369   jjff: Your original statement was that "Obama olddog967 05/21/19 07:36:59 PM
#425368   Sweat shops in China perish the thought! jjff 05/21/19 07:12:01 PM
#425367   These increases have exacerbated regional disparities, with minimum jjff 05/21/19 07:08:28 PM
#425366   This administration has gotten help on all fronts! LOL jjff 05/21/19 07:03:31 PM
#425365   So you folks are not aware that you my3sons87 05/21/19 07:02:57 PM
#425364   Jiff, that would be zero under the previous MJPLIFE11 05/21/19 06:54:59 PM
#425363   Yes, olddog DID "show him". 4 out of squingeqbob 05/21/19 06:50:35 PM
#425362   Very good point ! How many times did jjff 05/21/19 06:39:15 PM
#425361   Skip to main content jjff 05/21/19 06:33:34 PM
#425360   2.9 is way better than anything the previous MJPLIFE11 05/21/19 04:49:44 PM
#425359   I'm lifelong entrepreneur, China I believe exports to Limejuice22 05/21/19 04:48:53 PM
#425358   MJPLIFE: if he is talking about the olddog967 05/21/19 04:46:41 PM
#425357   Abig: So far the current administration is olddog967 05/21/19 04:42:24 PM
#425356   Olddog, he’s talking for the full year. MJPLIFE11 05/21/19 04:32:42 PM
#425355   IMO, Idcc Huawei license is still possible. orientbull 05/21/19 04:21:36 PM
#425354   Yeah 4 out of 32!!!!!! Abig 05/21/19 04:10:41 PM
#425353   jjff: Your statement that "Obama never had olddog967 05/21/19 03:40:07 PM
#425352   Agree on most points, but I would point pochemunyet 05/21/19 03:37:07 PM
#425351   Lime, I am not so sure. The entrepreneurial la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 01:56:08 PM
#425350   I've been in both countries and agree, India-software Limejuice22 05/21/19 11:52:33 AM
#425349   jjff, I spent over 6 months in China la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:41:38 AM
#425348   zdog Your post made me look up the definition la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:31:24 AM
#425347   max, I agree with technological progress. If robots la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:24:41 AM
#425346   And I always thought I was a fairly la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:20:12 AM
#425345   jjff, I totally agree that we need to la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:19:23 AM
#425344   jjff, my son ran a software company he la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:17:24 AM
#425343   Max, I agree the China tariffs are causing la-tsla-fan 05/21/19 11:12:32 AM
#425342   Exactly, the ravenous dogs of protectionism, nationalism are Limejuice22 05/21/19 09:56:44 AM
#425341   Guilder on Huawei KAJO7710 05/21/19 09:04:25 AM
#425340   “Dow futures pop more than 100 points after my3sons87 05/21/19 08:47:22 AM
#425339   It’s amazing how far stealing everybody else’s ideas dndodd 05/21/19 07:15:58 AM
#425338   According to the preliminary estimation, the gross domestic jjff 05/21/19 07:08:53 AM
#425337   your right on, a major disruption in mobile Limejuice22 05/21/19 06:55:36 AM
#425336   Adverse to change and innovation, outsourcing and loss jjff 05/21/19 06:50:45 AM
#425335   Huawei is one hell of a licensee....had a sab63090 05/21/19 06:13:22 AM
#425334   It is interesting to me some here are zdog 05/21/19 02:52:50 AM
#425333   Stranger things have happened eom gejebr3 05/20/19 10:37:12 PM
#425332   I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting olddog967 05/20/19 09:51:42 PM
#425331   jjff: Your friend paying $0.31 an hour olddog967 05/20/19 09:20:47 PM
#425330   Hey DT Wannabe, thanks for the nickname. max411 05/20/19 07:36:17 PM
#425329   You are not going to bring back something max411 05/20/19 07:25:00 PM
#425328   LOL You need de-coder rings for several on jjff 05/20/19 07:15:56 PM
#425327   One last thing, manufacturing jobs was always good jjff 05/20/19 07:06:41 PM
#425326   Max noheadroom jjff 05/20/19 06:52:28 PM
#425325   So, in order to get a country to max411 05/20/19 06:23:33 PM
#425324   la, think it thru. my3sons87 05/20/19 06:22:42 PM
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