OTTAWA, Canada – January 31, 2011 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, today announced that the Company has reached settlement terms with Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., 2Wire, Inc., Belkin International, Inc., Netgear, Inc., Lenovo (United States), Inc., and Westell Technologies Inc. (collectively, the “defendants”). The amounts to be paid by the defendants and other terms of the settlements reached are confidential.
WiLAN expects to reach settlements with remaining defendants Apple, Inc., Dell, Inc., D-Link Systems, Inc., Hewlett Packard Company, Sony Electronics Inc. and Toshiba America Systems, Inc. with respect to Wi-Fi products only. The trial with respect to Wi-Fi products, which is scheduled to begin on February 2, 2011, is therefore not expected to proceed.
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.