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IDCC News: Annual Report (10-k) 02/22/2018 09:10:46 AM
IDCC News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 02/22/2018 08:48:58 AM
IDCC News: MWC 2018 Demonstrations by Chordant Highlight Smart City Use Cases With Key Collaborators 02/22/2018 08:32:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Emphasizes Collaboration on 5G at Mobile World Congress 02/22/2018 08:30:00 AM
IDCC News: InterDigital Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results 02/22/2018 08:30:00 AM
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#419837   Please do not miss the importance of the loophole73 11/05/17 12:45:18 PM
#421287   sounds like todays board drama centered around clay t gejebr3 02/18/18 09:28:51 PM
#421261   Jiff, just for you I will offer $30 vegas options 02/16/18 12:16:30 PM
#421442  Sticky Note I am tired of the surprises. We proved loophole73 02/22/18 05:50:23 PM
#421404  Sticky Note IMO, FACTS Company is fundamentally sound and undervalued orientbull 02/22/18 11:37:15 AM
#419837  Sticky Note Please do not miss the importance of the loophole73 11/05/17 12:45:18 PM
#421461   What a waste of a sticky. I would dmiller 02/23/18 09:47:23 AM
#421460   Paullee - Regarding Huawei license expiring at the Gamco 02/23/18 09:46:04 AM
#421459   Healthy recovery beginning (I hope). pochemunyet 02/23/18 09:42:47 AM
#421458   DJN IDCC raised to Buy... jeffree 02/23/18 09:41:20 AM
#421457   The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Has Become lando1 02/23/18 09:40:56 AM
#421456   Dougherty upgrades from Neutral to a buy Paullee 02/23/18 09:40:03 AM
#421455   Looks like OLED holders will be singing the WayHaw 02/23/18 09:26:44 AM
#421454   so why wasn't Merrit &Co more transparent for Paullee 02/23/18 08:43:48 AM
#421453   Paullee May be the renewal is quite automatic, we FanOfspringsteen 02/23/18 06:26:59 AM
#421452   Placing my bets on higher for IDCC!!! Dreamchaser007 02/22/18 11:51:30 PM
#421451   Omg!! Woohooo! Dreamchaser007 02/22/18 11:50:28 PM
#421450   Yep, Huawei contract ends in 2018, and this Paullee 02/22/18 10:18:40 PM
#421449   I came back to visit with the peeps zombywolf 02/22/18 09:57:15 PM
#421448   If I had the dry powder, I'd be scruffynyc1 02/22/18 09:40:56 PM
#421447   Jim: As I previously posted a 4th quarter olddog967 02/22/18 09:15:23 PM
#421446   20180222/IDCC/335306/0/489497/Q Almost 3/4 of sells were shorted... jeffree 02/22/18 06:39:33 PM
#421445   Tough day for IDCC. I sold most Bratkowski 02/22/18 06:18:17 PM
#421444   Maybe they will. They are sitting on that scruffynyc1 02/22/18 06:17:22 PM
#421443   They should announce a special dividend in light pochemunyet 02/22/18 05:53:47 PM
#421442   I am tired of the surprises. We proved loophole73 02/22/18 05:50:23 PM
#421441   Clay Trader, Appreciate your chart? Thanks JimLur 02/22/18 05:38:05 PM
#421440   Loop:......"If you have got the goods, start acting ziploc_1 02/22/18 05:21:09 PM
#421439   shocker ? idcc after all these years pfft nokiashill 02/22/18 05:17:57 PM
#421438   Guys...please read this again... jeffree 02/22/18 05:00:55 PM
#421437   Enjoy your retirement shay you certainly earned mister 02/22/18 04:57:21 PM
#421436   * * $IDCC Video Chart 02-22-18 * * ClayTrader 02/22/18 04:56:24 PM
#421435   I am very happy that management is being mister 02/22/18 04:52:23 PM
#421434   Looks like Larry Shay, at least, planned his squingeqbob 02/22/18 04:41:23 PM
#421433   Here's a blip from Fidelity News that may WayHaw 02/22/18 04:34:20 PM
#421432   I was incorrect, but I'm still baffled at pochemunyet 02/22/18 04:33:03 PM
#421431   poch looks like you were incorrect as we mister 02/22/18 04:25:22 PM
#421430   Loop, You quoted this comment, "The company's fourth JimLur 02/22/18 04:09:05 PM
#421429   no wonder he's "retiring" where do they find mister 02/22/18 04:05:37 PM
#421428   "The company's fourth quarter 2017 effective tax rate loophole73 02/22/18 03:58:37 PM
#421427   Huawei only licensed through 2018 so after all mister 02/22/18 03:58:10 PM
#421426   just Maybe...that is the Game being played...??! jeffree 02/22/18 03:41:03 PM
#421425   OK Doc, This is a real shocker and JimLur 02/22/18 03:40:39 PM
#421424   Ya gotta think someone is FEASTING on these shares... pochemunyet 02/22/18 03:35:27 PM
#421423   Thanks for posting this Jim. doctor md 02/22/18 03:33:47 PM
#421422   InterDigital's (IDCC) CEO Bill Merritt on Q4 2017 JimLur 02/22/18 03:22:59 PM
#421421   IMO, with IDCC's cash and future receipts, at orientbull 02/22/18 03:19:56 PM
#421420   Because the actual share count in the Financial dndodd 02/22/18 02:52:19 PM
#421419   Annual meeting is only a few months away. max411 02/22/18 02:24:16 PM
#421418   Positively, if we cannot go up in a jjff 02/22/18 02:11:17 PM
#421417   fundamentals have not helped this stock with this mister 02/22/18 01:21:47 PM
#421416   <<They aren’t buying shares back.>> LTE 02/22/18 01:02:44 PM
#421415   Q4 Repurchase - 107,462 shares bought @ $71.56 LTE 02/22/18 01:01:54 PM
#421414   Only 876m in cash after debt. They aren’t buying dndodd 02/22/18 01:00:19 PM
#421413   Good review , company buy up all Limejuice22 02/22/18 12:34:08 PM
#421412   <<The share price LTE 02/22/18 12:31:27 PM