OTTAWA, Canada – October 5, 2010 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that it has initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Ericsson Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc., Exedea Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. WiLAN claims these companies have infringed and continue to infringe WiLAN’s U.S. patents 6,088,326, 6,195,327, 6,222,819 and 6,381,211 by making and/or selling products enabled with 3GPP technology, including mobile handheld devices, base stations and other equipment.
WiLAN will be represented in this action by Vinson & Elkins, an international law firm with expertise in intellectual property litigation. Vinson & Elkins has a proven record of success in patent litigation for its clients in trial courts across the United States and in appeals before the Federal Circuit.
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.