OTTAWA, Canada – October 23, 2009 – Wi-LAN Inc., a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that the Company has reached the significant milestone of 200 companies licensed. The 200th company to license WiLAN technologies, Ascom AB, is an international provider of wireless communication and security solutions.
Of the 200 companies now licensed, 77 have signed licenses for wireless-related technologies, 116 for V-Chip-related technologies and seven for wireline or DSL technologies.
“Reaching 200 companies licensed is a key milestone in the growth of our business. Achieving this milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the value of our technology innovations,” said Jim Skippen, Chairman & CEO. “Our determined licensing efforts continue unabated with many negotiations underway. We expect to sign several more licenses in the coming weeks and months.”
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to 200 companies worldwide. Inventions in our portfolio have been licensed by companies that manufacture or sell a wide range of communication and consumer electronics products including 3G cellular handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi/DSL routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, WiMAX base stations and digital televisions. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 720 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.