Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                        PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
                     OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       DATE OF REPORT (Date of earliest event reported): October 26, 2006


                     InterDigital Communications Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        Pennsylvania                   1-11152                   23-1882087
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission                (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)               File Number)            Identification No.)

781 Third Avenue, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania                  19406-1409
    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                     (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 610-878-7800

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Item 8.01.      Other Events.

On October 26, 2006 Samsung  Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) filed a request for
a new arbitration in the International  Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  International
Court of  Arbitration  relating to the ongoing patent  royalty  dispute  between
Samsung  and  InterDigital  Communications  Corporation  and  its  wholly  owned
subsidiary, InterDigital Technology Corporation (together, InterDigital).

On August 28, 2006 InterDigital was awarded  approximately  $134 million in past
royalties  plus  interest on Samsung's  sale of single mode 2G GSM/TDMA and 2.5G
GSM/GPRS/EDGE  terminal  units through 2005 by the Arbitral  Tribunal  presiding
over the ICC arbitration  proceeding  between the parties which was initiated by
Samsung in November 2003 (the Award). On September 5, 2006,  InterDigital  filed
an  action  seeking  to  enforce  the Award in the U.S.  District  Court for the
Southern  District  of New  York.  On  September  13,  2006,  Samsung  filed  an
opposition to the  enforcement  action,  including  filing a  cross-petition  to
vacate or modify the Award and to stay the Award.

By its latest arbitration request, Samsung seeks to have a new arbitration panel
establish new royalty rates for Samsung's 2G/2.5G GSM product sales based on the
April 2006 agreement between Nokia Corporation and InterDigital that implemented
the June 2005  Arbitration  Award  rendered  against  Nokia by the ICC.  Samsung
further requests that such new rates be applied retroactively to the period 2002
through April 2006 and prospectively for the remainder of 2006.


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                     INTERDIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

                                     By:  /s/ Lawrence F. Shay
                                          Lawrence F. Shay
                                          General Counsel and Government Affairs

Date: October 31, 2006