OTTAWA, Canada – September 21, 2010 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a claim construction Opinion and Order yesterday in ongoing litigations between WiLAN and various defendants including Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Broadcom Corporation, Dell, Inc. and Apple Inc. In the litigations, WiLAN is alleging infringement of four patents including U.S. Patent Nos. 5,956,323 (“the ‘323 patent”) and 6,549,759 (“the ‘759 patent”). The claim construction hearing, also known as the Markman hearing, with respect to the ‘323 and ‘759 patents, was held before Judge Ward on September 1, 2010.
The Markman Order establishes the meaning of the patent claim terms in dispute between the parties. A copy of the Opinion and Order is available at: www.wilan.com/company/Investors/Litigation-Updates/Wi-LAN-v-Acer-et-al-Eastern-District-of-Texas/default.aspx.
Overall WiLAN is pleased with the ruling. WiLAN believes that based on the Court’s constructions, WiLAN will be able to demonstrate infringement by many of the defendant's Bluetooth, WiMAX and DSL products.
The trial in these litigations is scheduled to begin on January 4, 2011.
About WiLAN WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 230 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 850 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.