OTTAWA, CANADA-- Oct. 2, 2012 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) ("WiLAN") today announced it has initiated two separate litigations claiming patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and against Ericsson, Inc., among other parties.
Both suits claim infringement of WiLAN's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,229,437, 8,027,298 and 8,249,014 related to LTE technologies.
WiLAN will be represented in both suits by Vinson & Elkins LLP.
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.