OTTAWA, Canada – April 8, 2010 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that it has commenced litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Acer, Inc., Acer America Corporation, Apple, Inc., Atheros Communications, Inc., Belkin International, Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Dell, Inc., D-Link Corporation, D-Link Systems, Inc., Gateway, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel Corporation, Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo (United States) Inc., LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Personal Communications Devices, LLC, Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Electronics, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Texas Instruments, Incorporated, Toshiba America, Inc., Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, and UTStarcom, Inc.
In its filing, WiLAN claims that these companies have infringed and continue to infringe WiLAN’s U.S. Patent No. 5,515,369 by making and/or selling various products enabled with Bluetooth technology including cellular handsets and personal notebook computers.
WiLAN will be represented in this action by McKool Smith PC (“McKool Smith”). 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 also represents WiLAN in separate actions filed by the Company on October 31, 2007 and June 20, 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 220 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 television receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 800 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com .