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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES - Cash, Accounts Receivable, Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area (Details)

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES - Cash, Accounts Receivable, Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area (Details)
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Aug. 11, 2016
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Aug. 31, 2016
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Sep. 30, 2016
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Sep. 30, 2015
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Sep. 30, 2016
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Dec. 31, 2015
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Cash            
Insured by FDIC     $ 250,000   $ 250,000  
Variable Interest Entities            
Number of patents (in patents) | patent         519  
Accounts Receivable            
Allowance for bad debts     387,976   $ 387,976 $ 375,750
Net accounts receivable     $ 81,865   $ 81,865 $ 136,842
Collection of revenue as accounts receivable related to two licenses     0.00%   0.00% 54.00%
Collection of accounts receivable related to recurring royalties     100.00%   100.00%  
Percent of total A/R associated with outstanding recurring royalties           46.00%
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Percent of revenue     0.00% 87.00%    
Patent Funding and Exclusive License Agreement            
Variable Interest Entities            
Number of patents (in patents) | patent   10,000        
Credit concentration risk            
Accounts Receivable            
Number of licenses | agreement     1   1 1
Customer concentration risk            
Accounts Receivable            
Number of licenses | agreement     0 5 0  
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Revenues from five licenses (as a percent)       87.00%    
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     21   21  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | United States | District of Delaware            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     5   5  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | United States | Eastern District of Michigan            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     1   1  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | United States | Central District of California            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     1   1  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | Foreign | Germany            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     9   9  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | Foreign | France            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     3   3  
Patent infringement cases | Pending litigation | Foreign | Italy            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
Number of lawsuits | item     3   3  
Orthophoenix, LLC            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
License Amount       $ 2,050,000    
Percent of revenue       32.00%    
IP Liquidity Venture, LLC            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
License Amount       $ 1,800,000    
Percent of revenue       28.00%    
TLI Communications LLC/TLI Communications GmbH            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
License Amount       $ 800,000    
Percent of revenue       13.00%    
Clouding Corp            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
License Amount       $ 500,000    
Percent of revenue       8.00%    
Signal IP, Inc            
Concentration of Revenue and Geographic Area            
License Amount       $ 400,000    
Percent of revenue       6.00%    
PG Technologies | Minimum | Patent Funding and Exclusive License Agreement            
Variable Interest Entities            
Number of patents (in patents) | patent 10,000