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IDCC News: Annual Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (5) 01/27/2022 11:05:04 AM
IDCC News: Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a) 01/26/2022 04:20:43 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results 01/19/2022 03:30:00 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/13/2022 03:12:25 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital extends term of JV and renews patent license pact with Sony Corporation of America 01/09/2022 11:37:59 PM
News News Alert: Annual Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (5) 01/27/2022 11:05:04 AM
#429286  Sticky Note what’s not to like here; dndodd 08/09/21 10:07:39 AM
#429743   As long as I've held most of mine, TXDave 01/26/22 02:29:02 PM
#429742   Depends on how cheap but I'm not in squingeqbob 01/26/22 01:19:04 PM
#429741   Unless taking it private on the cheap is TXDave 01/26/22 10:34:04 AM
#429740   That's pretty cool. squingeqbob 01/26/22 09:31:18 AM
#429739   FWIW Blackrock increased holdings by over 1 mil Paullee 01/26/22 09:26:06 AM
#429738   I am guessing that on the day in vegas options 01/25/22 02:17:30 PM
#429737   Was actually referring to another post, the last squingeqbob 01/22/22 11:44:05 AM
#429736   The post to which you have replied is loophole73 01/22/22 11:40:35 AM
#429735   Loop, was that you? I'm sure you know squingeqbob 01/22/22 08:35:09 AM
#429734   Retirement Systems of Alabama sold out a holding Monterey2000 01/21/22 10:34:28 AM
#429733   Interesting: today (1/20/2022), 43.8% of IDCC's volume printed Gamco 01/20/22 05:29:24 PM
#429732   Thanks, Loop - I see your point and squingeqbob 01/20/22 12:49:35 PM
#429731   First of all, my post was my opinion. loophole73 01/20/22 11:26:44 AM
#429730   Have you met this person or is your squingeqbob 01/19/22 07:14:15 PM
#429729   yes loophole73 01/19/22 04:45:50 PM
#429728   Loop, are you referring to a company that squingeqbob 01/19/22 03:58:26 PM
#429727   I think the UK High Court IDCC v my3sons87 01/19/22 10:54:36 AM
#429726   InterDigital Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full FISH21049 01/19/22 09:28:46 AM
#429725   I like the IDCC CEO. loophole73 01/18/22 11:49:38 PM
#429724   Loop the COB has almost always been a my3sons87 01/18/22 04:46:34 PM
#429723   I never believed I could invest in a loophole73 01/18/22 04:00:20 PM
#429722   Lenovo offered one of those past Chinese court my3sons87 01/18/22 03:46:01 PM
#429721   One additional thought on Lenovo’s settlement offer. Monterey2000 01/18/22 12:56:26 PM
#429720   Offer appears to be a negotiation/trial strategy. TXDave 01/18/22 12:54:06 PM
#429719   Paulee, thanks for your research and postings. Monterey2000 01/18/22 12:21:05 PM
#429718   My only comment is why management is not FISH21049 01/18/22 11:14:25 AM
#429717   Amazing, no comments here about offer. Is no Paullee 01/18/22 09:12:45 AM
#429716   so, how long has this fight been going Paullee 01/15/22 11:02:28 PM
#429715   I guess the $80 million offered by Lenovo my3sons87 01/15/22 10:13:54 PM
#429714   Paullee, Lenovo can negotiate an acceptable rate with my3sons87 01/14/22 08:56:04 PM
#429713   Paullee - I appreciate your contributions to this Gamco 01/14/22 06:51:39 PM
#429712   A little movement with Lenova Paullee 01/14/22 04:00:57 PM
#429711   I guess everyone loved the presentation? Ha! Paullee 01/14/22 03:38:54 PM
#429710   The most disappointing slide for me is slide Monterey2000 01/13/22 06:57:13 PM
#429709   My name is Simple, I smear companies that IMMC1990 01/13/22 12:20:11 PM
#429708   New 8-K with Needham presentation is a huge squingeqbob 01/13/22 08:28:18 AM
#429707   No, idea but it seemed unusual. squingeqbob 01/13/22 08:08:28 AM
#429706   InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile and video technology Gamco 01/12/22 07:46:02 PM
#429705   Squinge what do you think going on? my3sons87 01/12/22 07:03:57 PM
#429704   My3, take a look at after hours - squingeqbob 01/12/22 06:26:11 PM
#429703   LTE you said An optimist could look at JimLur 01/12/22 02:47:10 PM
#429702   olddog, Nice to see you posting again. Looks JimLur 01/12/22 01:48:48 PM
#429701   Loop, Same to you and others here JimLur 01/12/22 01:36:45 PM
#429700   Only with IDCC stock; been in and out FISH21049 01/12/22 10:00:22 AM
#429699   I thought you had been around here at dndodd 01/12/22 09:56:42 AM
#429698   what gave you the impression it is for FISH21049 01/12/22 09:43:09 AM
#429697   A 3 bagger after 20 years is not dndodd 01/11/22 08:39:16 PM
#429696   Nokiashill why are you here? The QCOM board my3sons87 01/11/22 05:23:29 PM
#429695   Thanks to Data Rox, I bought shares year FISH21049 01/11/22 04:57:18 PM
#429694   For years people would compare QUALCOMM and IDCC nokiashill 01/11/22 03:17:26 PM
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