OTTAWA, Canada – January 19, 2009 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“Wi-LAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that Pantech & Curitel Communications, Inc. (Pantech) 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 Pantech. The specific terms and conditions of the agreement are confidential.
Pantech supplies a wide range of wireless handsets and mobile broadband cards to major cellular carriers including AT&T Mobility, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
“Pantech is the latest addition to the list of handset vendors, which includes Nokia, RIM and Samsung, that have licensed our wireless technologies,” said Bill Middleton, Senior VP Licensing & General Counsel. “In the past six months we have made significant progress in our efforts to license wireless handset vendors.”
Wi‑LAN has signed wireless license agreements with over 50 companies to date. Companies that have licensed Wi‑LAN’s wireless technologies include ASUSTek Computer Inc., Cisco Systems, Fujitsu Limited, Nokia, Panasonic Corporation, Research In Motion Ltd., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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.