OTTAWA, Canada – January 20, 2011 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that Broadcom Corporation (“Broadcom”) and WiLAN have signed a memorandum of understanding which calls for Broadcom to take a multi-year license to WiLAN’s patent portfolio and to make a series of payments to WiLAN.
The agreement will include the dismissal of all litigations between the companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. WiLAN expects a final definitive agreement to be signed within the next few weeks. Specific financial terms of the agreement reached are confidential.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 240 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 970 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.