OTTAWA, Canada – June 20, 2008 – Wi-LAN Inc., a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that it has initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Motorola, Inc., Research in Motion Corporation, Research In Motion, Ltd. and UTStarcom, Inc. Wi-LAN claims these companies have infringed and continue to infringe Wi‑LAN’s U.S. patents RE37,802 and 5,282,222 by making and/or selling products including mobile handheld devices and other equipment.
Wi-LAN will be represented in this action by McKool Smith, a leading U.S. law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation. McKool Smith has successfully defended the patent rights of many high profile companies throughout the U.S. and has particular expertise in the Eastern District of Texas. McKool Smith is also representing Wi-LAN in two separate actions filed by Wi-LAN on October 31, 2007 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshal Division.
The Company also confirms that it has settled its dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California with Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
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 100 companies. For more information: www.wi-lan.com.