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  • patentsaddicted patentsaddicted Sep 14, 2012 6:29 AM Flag

    Will Amazon Buy Interdigital for its Patents?

    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 !

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