OTTAWA, Canada – October 1, 2008 – Wi-LAN Inc., a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today provided a litigation update.
Wi-LAN believes that Intel Corporation (“Intel”) has filed a claim against Wi-LAN in the Northern District of California requesting a declaratory judgment that 18 of Wi-LAN’s U.S. patents are invalid and have not been infringed. No such claim has been served on Wi-LAN. If and when served, Wi-LAN will evaluate the claim and take appropriate action at that time.
Wi-LAN initiated patent infringement litigation, related to three patents which Wi-LAN believes are not included in the Intel declaratory judgment claim, against 22 major companies in two actions on October 31, 2007. Intel is among 19 defendants that remain in these actions.
Wi-LAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. Our portfolio of patented inventions applies to a wide range of consumer 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 a large and growing portfolio of more than 300 issued or pending patents. Wi-LAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 140 companies. For more information: www.wi-lan.com.