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  • joetong419 joetong419 Oct 28, 2011 6:04 PM Flag

    I would say by Thanksgiving we will

    Thanksgiving of what year?

    2015 or 2020?

    You really think by 11/24/11?

    New technology might come by then, making existing patents stale and not worth the potential $5B rumored sale price (overpriced).


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    • "2015 or 2020?"

      That is probably an accurate time frame, because IDCC has not yet initiated any litigation on 4G. All you have to do is look at history to see that the bulk of their revenue came as the result of years of litigation. And Samsung, the most significant portion of IDCC revenues, caved in advance of an unfavorable decision. Samsung would have been able to get off scott free like Nokia.

      So, as we all know, the major players do not license with IDCC unless it is for a minimal rate, or as a result of years of litigation. So, once IDCC initiates 4G litigation, then add about 5 to 10 years to that, and then maybe they will see some significant 4G revenue.

      realitypatrol to the rescue

    • Patents are good for 20 years. If they are going to sell there is a good chance we should know before the patents and technology changes, don't you think?

      On second thought, don't bother answering as you have already made your opinion obvious.

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