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IDCC News: InterDigital’s CompareAI App Allows Comparative Testing of AI-based Image Compression Algorithms on Consumer Devices 02/23/2021 04:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Annual Report (10-k) 02/18/2021 08:38:01 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 02/18/2021 08:34:21 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results 02/18/2021 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Q4 2020 Earnings Preview 02/17/2021 02:08:13 PM
#428644   Jim, Prayers are coming to you and mmbtx_1 03/07/21 11:44:50 PM
#428643   Jim, my condolences to you and your family Monterey2000 03/07/21 08:49:29 PM
#428642   A person’s life well lived is worthy of my3sons87 03/07/21 06:24:52 PM
#428641   Thanks again to all RE my wife and JimLur 03/07/21 06:12:38 PM
#428640   Sorry About the news Jim My condolences Bim bim524 03/07/21 02:27:20 PM
#428639   Very sorry to hear this Jim. Will pray. Firerocket777 03/07/21 07:53:17 AM
#428638   Very sorry to hear that! God bless may jjff 03/06/21 03:37:03 PM
#428637   Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. JimLur 03/06/21 01:24:02 PM
#428636   Very sorry for your loss Jim. GOD JohnSamuel 03/06/21 01:08:21 PM
#428635   Jim, so sorry for your loss, but it Paullee 03/06/21 11:23:14 AM
#428634   Jim sorry to hear. God bless you! tradero 03/06/21 10:58:34 AM
#428633   Jim - my sympathy on the loss of FISH21049 03/06/21 09:08:29 AM
#428632   My prayers are to your wife and my my3sons87 03/05/21 11:55:19 PM
#428631   My condolences to you, Jimlur, and also my ciciagt 03/05/21 11:35:16 PM
#428630   Jim, I'm so sorry to hear this - squingeqbob 03/05/21 09:10:44 PM
#428629   Jim, So sorry for your loss. Desert dweller 03/05/21 09:02:43 PM
#428628   Jim, my sincere condolences to you and your dsteeler 03/05/21 08:42:37 PM
#428627   Jim, Carol’s light still remains. IMMC1990 03/05/21 08:06:26 PM
#428626   My condolences Jim. Godspeed. dws 03/05/21 07:27:29 PM
#428625   israt it's Carol JimLur 03/05/21 07:13:58 PM
#428624   You beat me to your post. I was loophole73 03/05/21 07:09:51 PM
#428623   So very sorry for your loss, I will Gamco 03/05/21 07:00:30 PM
#428622   Jim, sorry to hear about your lost. Will israt 03/05/21 06:54:44 PM
#428621   My condolences Jim. Will send prayers. WayHaw 03/05/21 06:46:27 PM
#428620   Lost my wife today after 65 years together JimLur 03/05/21 06:41:12 PM
#428619   Paullee - Thanks. EOM Gamco 03/03/21 09:39:37 PM
#428618   InterDigital Kicks Off Trial Against Lenovo Over Its Paullee 03/03/21 09:30:04 PM
#428617   Gamco do you know which court the trial my3sons87 03/03/21 08:31:25 PM
#428616   Paullee - Do you have access to this Gamco 03/03/21 07:17:11 PM
#428615   Like watching paint dry. scooby5 03/03/21 02:20:50 PM
#428614   Stock markets along with IDCC is trading like my3sons87 03/02/21 05:34:44 PM
#428613   Just saying; IMMC1990 02/24/21 08:30:18 PM
#428612   I think they justified that one on a CC. dndodd 02/24/21 06:46:18 PM
#428611   Thank you olddog967. Still in all, the FISH21049 02/24/21 06:12:46 PM
#428610   FISH: You are incorrect as far as IDCC's olddog967 02/24/21 05:40:57 PM
#428609   So, DN, Why does Hillcrest Labs come to FISH21049 02/24/21 03:46:38 PM
#428608   InterDigital’s CompareAI App Allows Comparative Testing of AI-based Gamco 02/24/21 10:28:33 AM
#428607   Had too much to worry about with Covid but.... FISH21049 02/23/21 06:21:10 PM
#428606   No he wants somebody else to his work dndodd 02/23/21 05:20:46 PM
#428605   Back up your claims. dws 02/23/21 04:11:13 PM
#428604   Seems to me that they either give money FISH21049 02/23/21 09:58:20 AM
#428603   Wow I have never heard you say anything dndodd 02/23/21 07:28:13 AM
#428601   ...possible M&A opportunities. FISH21049 02/22/21 10:55:06 AM
#428600   InterDigital reaps benefits of Huawei deal with jump Paullee 02/20/21 10:56:32 PM
#428599   <<The company generated $121.1 million of free cash LTE 02/20/21 11:52:01 AM
#428598   <<We continue to believe that between just mobile LTE 02/20/21 11:37:39 AM
#428597   Merritt comes from the old Long Island Lighting xdx 02/19/21 06:21:46 PM
#428596   I am not sure, but I do remember loophole73 02/19/21 01:42:58 PM
#428595   Loop, what kind of relationship is it? FISH21049 02/19/21 12:01:42 PM
#428594   Thanks Loop... dsteeler 02/19/21 10:56:43 AM
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