apparently u.s. men send about 3,000 women every year to africa, to have their genitals cut up and mutilated.
I agree, and maybe they could have taken a small bonus for siging ADT and microsft.
But you know that will never happen.
Several years ago, IDCC signed Spedtrum, and it helped earn IDCC execs a bonus. The deal was for 10 million dollars total, even though Spedtrum was selling a billion dollars a year in product that infringed.
And not only was the 10 million way too low, it took several years for SPredtrum to take off, so IDCC gave them back 7 million of the 10 million. So IDCC execs earned a bonus based on a certain number of agreements signed. And one of those was spedtrum, and instead of getting 10 million a year at 1%, IDCC got 3 million total, and IDCC execs earned a bonus.
And the worse part of that, is the board of directors and governance. AT IDCC, the ceo is on the compensation committee, and he helps decide how little he needs to do to get a bonus, and whether he earned the bonus.
So when Perlman got a 12 million dollar bonus fordoing next to nothing, he and vrng governance were anti shareholder, and I believe that violates their fiduciary duty.
"we want full value"
This is the only verbage IDCC uses when talking to potential customers.
Unless its to berate them publicly like they did with apple, minutes after the samsung deal, or if its a desperation agreement like Samsung where they say "we will accept less than the first agreement."
But with everyone else, "its full value, or years of court, and hundreds of millions in lawyers"
So if you only utter 2 or 3 sentences, why create yet another full time position.
You can have those 2 sentences as your answering machine message.
I feel sorry for this new hire.
Sitting around all day, with nothing to do.
Like 3 or 4 other people in that company.
Technically its a Status Conference being held today. Good call buddy. We need people to keep track of all these dates. I know there is a 5 hour delay between Great Britain and the u.s., and India would be even more hours. So unless India has a night court, or unless they didn't make a ruling, we should have heard something by now.
When it gets cold out, and you turn your heat on, this fall.
And when they start exporting soon.
offer it now.
you can help cleanse the stench in govt.
Man, I thought GE was bad at not paying anything, and getting import-export help, and shell companies etc.
Germany is giving several car companies aid too.
Where's the benefit of having these large companies.
your newborn will have to wait 67 years to collect .
these illegals are taking money away from government coffers and may collect their entire lifetime.
Here in the U.S., if you kidnap, torture and kill 3 teens, you go to jail.
In the middle east, if you do it, you get money from the u.s.
Does anyone know if the blackberry agreement is another fixed agreement, or per piece ?
Does anyone know if the technology blackberry is going to be using with India's healthcare system uses 4g or m2m ?
Maybe at this point its a little too early to see any significant revs.
But considering the 800 million dollar per year drop to 640 million dollar per year haircut we took, we should be looking for anything.
But there is some hope here. If blackberry can get things working in India, there's a lot of people there, and the rest of the world, if it works out, and we are due any royalties.
Yes, I do post positive.
Its just rare idcc does anything positive.
What they usually do is late and less than expected.
On sept 7, the gawd awful agreement with apple mercifully ends.
remember when Hillary didn't like the travel agency that served the White House for 30 years ?
remember when Hillary wanted friends to run it ?
remember when she couldn't remember hiring the guy who fired them ?
remember all the lost emails that could have proved who did it ?
this isn't the first time here with the IRS, that emails were lost.
so you are proud to be liberal.
yet you have to lie, cheat, steal, and destroy evidence.
So who was setting off fireworks on the porch ?
So how long did you guys watch the flames before you called the fire dept ?
DO you know how to call for the fire dept ?
or were you sitting around stoned, watching the flames, and singing kumbi ya ?
its been well over 8 years.
its been almost 300 million spent on lawyers.
unfortunately, since our next asm is a year away, there is no pressure on management to sign.
plus, the disappointing Samsung agreement, probably triggered a bonus. again, no incentive.
my guess is, idcc won't sign anyone big, until at least after the Huawei arbitration is announced.
and since huawei offered up to .2% and idcc wanted 2%, that arb amount will be even more disappointing than Samsung 4g, and more than likely appealed by both sides.
Most disappointing deals
Samsung 3g 400 million Most people expected a billion dollar deal.
Apple 2g/3g 2.5 mill/quarter O, we didn't know
Ercisson 2g 34 million Howard Goldberg promised an amount with lots of zeros.
Samsung 4g 80 million a year We were told 4g patents were more robust than 3g, yet with more patents
and more phones sold, it is much less than anticipated.
Nokia 2g/3g 240 million Everyone I talked to wanted IDCC to give nokia a 2g discount to get
Nokia 3g signed. But management wanted full value, and a quarter of a
billion dollars in legal fees, and 8 years later, we still wait.
LG 280 million over 5 years. This deal came out of nowhere. Unfortunately, whenit was over, IDCC
wanted a higher per phone rate, and LG offered to keep it the same. If you
assume since Samsung was less than the first deal, LG will not only be
lower than IDCC wanted, but also lower than the original rate. So IDCC
is holding out for less. Like Samsung 4g, like Ericsson.
but no one from the progressive nbc pigs mentioned anything about the suffering by the 3 slain izraeli teens.
hey nbc, hamaz started it.
why don't you call them out ?
why don't you mention the missiles these butchers are once again raining down again as we speak.
Why do you always side with the people who start the violence.
Because of significant hedging, even if we go to the 90's, we'll be alright.
The numbers for these next 3 quarters are really relatively unimportant anyway.
Whats important is the project, finishing it by years end, meeting anticipated production, staying on budget and having good prices next year (pgh hedges the current year, and 2 years out).
And just as important, what will PGH start doing with that extra cash ?
Hopefully they'll buy back some of the half billion shares, or at least get rid of the drip discount, and pay down some debt.
My worst fear is they make a decision to invest or buy assets too soon, and we never really benefit since it would be future production, and another stinkin wait.
Personally, I'd like to see it go back to 6.50, and then load up again.
Its true, whenever they need money, they commit atrocities against Izrael.
And whenever Izrael defends itself, the press feels sorry, and forces us to pay blood money for peace.
Hamaz started this latest round. And everyone knows it.
Why do we reward them ?
So its ok to kidnap and torure and kill teens, its ok to shell civilians, and we'll even pay you money.
We shouldn't pay them.
We should be helping izrael arrest those who started it.
Izrael already arrested 6 people for the retaliatory death.
How many people did Hamaz arrest for killing the 3 children ?
in response to their kidnapping and killing 3 teens.
When grandma Hillary gave a billion a year to them, she helped fund their atrocities.
For you see, Obama would have said, we can work things out. We can impose sanctions on the British. I will draw a line in the sand box, and no Britisher will cross.
Yes, we should all be grateful Obama was not in charge at Lexington.
We should all be glad they had real men, and real leaders back then.
We should all be glad that many people in our past made sacrifices for our country.
What saddens me is how many people who haven't served, who don't work, who aren't even here legally , sit back, drugged up and wasted, have input on how things should be.
There is no reason for PPL to be heading south right now.
I'd sell all for $25 a share.