OTTAWA, Canada – April 4, 2008 – Wi-LAN Inc., a leading technology innovation and licensing company, announced today that the Company has filed a motion to dismiss the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment action filed by Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (“Marvell”) relating to United States Patent Nos. 6,192,068, 6,320,897 and RE37,802 (collectively the “Patents”). The action was filed by Marvell on November 5, 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
In its motion to dismiss, Wi-LAN has agreed not to sue Marvell and its customers for infringement of the Patents by Marvell’s PxA90x chipsets.
In the Company’s opinion, the PxA90x chipsets implement a legacy version of a cellular communication standard that is only utilized in a very small percentage of the overall cellular market in the United States. Moreover, the Company remains of the view that one or more claims in the Patents are practiced by the majority of cellular technologies deployed in the United States.
Wi-LAN’s motion to dismiss the Marvell action does not impact the patent suit involving the RE37,802 patent, and other patents, that Wi-LAN launched in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division on October 31, 2007 against Marvell and other defendants concerning certain Wi-Fi and DSL products. About Wi-LAN
Wi-LAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. Our portfolio of patented inventions applies to a wide range of electronics and communications products. Some of the fundamental technologies covered by Wi-LAN’s patents include: CDMA, DOCSIS, DSL, GSM/EDGE, V‑chip, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. Wi-LAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 90 companies. For more information: www.wi-lan.com