OTTAWA, Canada – January 15, 2009
– Wi-LAN Inc. (“Wi-LAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a license agreement related to certain patents of Wi‑LAN in the area of wireless technology. The multi-year agreement covers all wireless products sold by Samsung. The specific terms of the agreement are confidential.
“Signing this license agreement with Samsung, a dominant global vendor of wireless handsets, is another very important milestone for our licensing program,” said Jim Skippen, CEO. “With Nokia, RIM and now Samsung licensed to technologies in our portfolio and negotiations with additional companies ongoing, our determined efforts to license handset vendors are producing very positive results for Wi-LAN.”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 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 160 companies. For more information: www.wi-lan.com