OTTAWA, CANADA-- Sept. 17, 2012 - Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN") (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) today provided a litigation update regarding the consolidation of two cases before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler and Marshall Divisions respectively. Both cases pertain to infringement of WiLAN's Patent No. RE37,802 (the "802 patent") related to CDMA and HSPA and U.S. Patent No. 5,282,222 (the "222 patent") related to Wi-Fi and LTE.
On February 2, 2011, WiLAN commenced litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc., and Exedea, Inc. (the "HTC" case). On September 1, 2011, WiLAN filed another suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against HTC as well as Apple, Inc. and other parties (the "Apple case").
On September 14, 2012, the Court granted WiLAN's motion to transfer the Apple case from the Tyler Division to the Marshall Division, having the result of advancing the Apple case trial date by eight months. The trial date for the consolidated Apple and HTC cases is expected to be August 5, 2013.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 260 companies worldwide. Inventions in our portfolio have been licensed by companies that manufacture or sell a wide range of communication and consumer electronics products including 3G and 4G handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations and digital television receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 3,000 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.