I don't think it will take long, there is a perfect storm to be a seller of mobile patents right now and Samsung, Google are in need of them quickly to stave off the lawsuits against them over patent violations. They need bargaining chips of a portfolio of patents to cross license in court, otherwise they may get a freeze on selling their handsets in the US market. Thats where they are in a hurry to grab IDCC but so is Apple who just bought nortels mobile patent portfolio and is going to use it to get an advantage over the competition. There is where the bidding war is developing quickly to buy IDCC and will likely drive the price up way beyond what would normally happen. Perfect storm for IDCC to sell out!