To protect its LTE Tablet computer ? IDCC seems like a logical
place for Amazon to pick up a nice chunk of the limited 3G, 4G, and LTE
patent pool. Interdigital isnt the only company with patents. But they do
have a variety patents. Some of the remaining ones might be useful to
amazon. IDCC has told the market they are getting ready to sell another
batch of non core patents in the near future. Idcc has several notebook
manufacturers licensed, and also boasts some M2M patents, and these are the
kind of things a company like amazon would probably be interested in.
Maybe Amazon is bidding on the next batch and IDCC has told us several
groups are interested in major batch 2. And once major batch 2 goes, the
company will have jettisoned about 25% of their patents. IDCC has told us
during the failed company sale, several companies were interested in groups
of patents, but not everything. After batch 2 goes, it more likely a big
player might be interested in buying IDCC and the remaining core business.
Adding patents would help Amazon protect itself against lawsuits alleging
illegal use of technology. Amazon has been involved in five patent-related
cases this year, and 20 cases last year, according to data compiled by
Bloomberg. Demand for mobile patents has increased, as shown recently by
Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and
its thousands of patents, which closed this year. I bet IDCC would accept
$75-$80/share. The company has a huge short interest about 14% of share
float and is near to breaking out the 36 resistance level. We could a huge
squeeze on Interdigital today or next week, so keep it in your screens !!!
The stock could skyrocket !