OTTAWA, Canada – January 27, 2011 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that it has settled all pending patent litigation with Motorola, Inc. On January 4, 2011, Motorola, Inc. split into two companies; Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility. As a result of the settlement, both Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility have obtained multi-year licenses to WiLAN’s patent portfolio and each will make a series of fixed cash payments to WiLAN. Other terms of the agreement are confidential.Motorola Mobility is the 12th handset vendor to take a license to WiLAN’s portfolio.
The settlement includes the dismissal of all litigations between the companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
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.