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IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Date for Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results 10/10/2017 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Boston, Chicago and Atlanta Top List of Cities Poised to Benefit Most From Smart City Tech 10/05/2017 04:00:00 AM
IDCC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 10/02/2017 04:24:54 PM
IDCC News: InterDigital Launches Chordant Business, a Bridge to the Smart Future 10/02/2017 08:00:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Expands Footprint in Europe With Opening of Berlin Office 09/21/2017 03:00:00 AM
#419473   loophole: I assume you are referring to olddog967 10/16/17 05:05:36 PM
#419472   IDCC After Hours Time (ET) Gamco 10/16/17 04:21:47 PM
#419471   IDCC single transaction at the close: Gamco 10/16/17 04:03:19 PM
#419470   Conversion of Notes Gamco 10/16/17 03:09:16 PM
#419469   Old dog, do you recall when the 93 loophole73 10/16/17 02:57:21 PM
#419468   On a Macro level...can U.S. politics affect markets... jeffree 10/16/17 02:52:25 PM
#419467   Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 Gamco 10/16/17 02:18:35 PM
#419466   <<Mickey, you are aloud to go to the LTE 10/16/17 11:56:08 AM
#419465   Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on gejebr3 10/16/17 09:51:32 AM
#419464   Gamco I like the potential of the company and mickeybritt 10/16/17 05:28:24 AM
#419463   Mickey, you are aloud to go to Paullee 10/15/17 03:41:55 PM
#419462   If you don't like the company then sell Going2Good 10/15/17 02:25:38 PM
#419461   Paulee Since you know they no longer have meetings mickeybritt 10/15/17 02:00:30 PM
#419460   i think you should show up at an Paullee 10/15/17 11:55:23 AM
#419459   Paulee You have to be kidding that for 45 mickeybritt 10/15/17 06:47:51 AM
#419458   If you were CEO I would sell immediately. zdog 10/14/17 08:27:01 PM
#419457   Mickey Mirrors, Paullee 10/14/17 06:40:20 PM
#419456   felix7 If I was CEO I would have a mickeybritt 10/14/17 03:38:16 PM
#419455   Just thinking. It's fun to complain about felix7 10/14/17 11:16:18 AM
#419454   Interesting trading of VHC since 9.29.17 sealed verdict. squingeqbob 10/14/17 06:36:51 AM
#419453   Avanci VP, Business Development, will be speaker at patopinion 10/13/17 10:32:20 PM
#419452   VHC gets verdict over Apple. 347 Paullee 10/13/17 10:21:43 PM
#419451   On IDCC; clamcakes 10/13/17 09:33:44 PM
#419450   Qualcomm Lawsuits Seek To Cripple Apple With iPhone Gamco 10/13/17 05:08:50 PM
#419449   InterDigital: In A Position To Capitalize On IoT: Goodbuddy4863 10/13/17 05:04:15 PM
#419448   Just my opinion!!! mickeybritt 10/13/17 03:24:53 PM
#419447   anyone else adding on this low volume early gejebr3 10/13/17 10:12:45 AM
#419446   thanks for your recent posts, gejebr3 10/12/17 11:52:48 PM
#419445   8,009,636 (issued August 30, 2011) LTE 10/12/17 11:16:24 PM
#419444   Here's some info on IDCC's lawyer at last LTE 10/12/17 10:46:02 PM
#419443   IDCC After Hours Volume: Gamco 10/12/17 05:35:53 PM
#419442   'Over a period of time... jeffree 10/12/17 12:32:48 PM
#419441   Thank you, an excellent post that gives me Sammdogg 10/12/17 12:30:04 PM
#419440   Technically ignorant, just listen to oral arguments feel jjff 10/12/17 11:23:55 AM
#419439   Agree, nice find! squingeqbob 10/11/17 08:22:16 PM
#419438   LTE, thanks for bringing this to the board. dws 10/11/17 07:58:37 PM
#419437   Judge Taranto - I think that's it's good LTE 10/11/17 07:56:44 PM
#419436   Got to love it!!!!!! mickeybritt 10/11/17 06:41:26 PM
#419435   waiting for the "Samsung Sleeve*"...a phone that jeffree 10/11/17 06:34:08 PM
#419434   Another report suggests foldable phones are on the JohnSamuel 10/11/17 06:17:02 PM
#419433   Wow JimLur 10/11/17 04:08:20 PM
#419432   Qualcomm Fined Record $773 Million in Taiwan Antitrust Probe Gamco 10/11/17 03:49:34 PM
#419431   LA, Jeffree was correct. It was to capture vegas options 10/11/17 02:19:37 PM
#419430   Dell Bets $1 Billion on ‘Internet of Things’ M6 10/11/17 12:49:50 PM
#419429   Good point OD, amazing that the IDCC's lawyer Paullee 10/11/17 10:25:21 AM
#419428   Are buy-backs good? FISH21049 10/11/17 10:01:01 AM
#419427   loophole: My non technical and non legal comments. olddog967 10/10/17 10:10:12 PM
#419426   This is all about the art of claims loophole73 10/10/17 08:23:09 PM
#419425   Observation: IDCC trading volume on 10/10/17 Gamco 10/10/17 04:22:53 PM
#419424   Thanks Jeffree. la-idcc-fan 10/10/17 04:16:01 PM