WiLAN Initiates Litigations Against Apple, HTC and Sierra

WiLAN Initiates Litigations Against Apple, HTC and Sierra Wireless 
Suits pertain to LTE and HSPA handsets and mobile products 
OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN")
(TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) today announced it has initiated five
separate litigations claiming patent infringement against Apple Inc.
("Apple"), HTC Corporation ("HTC") and Sierra Wireless America, Inc.
("Sierra Wireless"). 
Three of the suits, filed in the Southern District of Florida against
Apple, HTC and Sierra Wireless, claim infringement of WiLAN's U.S.
Patent Nos. 8,315,640 and 8,311,040 related to LTE technologies. Ken
Stanwood, who heads up WiLAN's LTE-focused R&D subsidiary, is a named
inventor on both patents and has been developing foundational
technology for 4G broadband wireless networks for the past 14 years.  
The two other suits, filed in the Eastern District of Texas against
Apple and Sierra Wireless, claim infringement of WiLAN's U.S. Patent
No. 6,381,211 (the "211 patent") related to 3G HSPA handset products.
HTC is a defendant in an ongoing litigation initiated by WiLAN in
2010 that claims infringement of the 211 patent. 
WiLAN will be represented in all five suits by Vinson & Elkins LLP. 
About WiLAN 
WiLAN is a leading intellectual property (IP) licensing company. Many
of the world's largest technology firms license portions of WiLAN's
growing portfolio of more than 3,000 issued and pending patents. The
portfolio covers wireless and wireline access and related
telecommunications technologies, digital television and displays, and
cloud computing. Patents in WiLAN's portfolio are licensed by over
260 companies that manufacture or sell a wide range of communication
and consumer electronics products including 3G and 4G handsets,
Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL
infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations and digital
television receivers. WiLAN also develops and manages licensing
programs for patent owners. For more information: www.wilan.com. 
Forward-looking Information  
This news release contains forward-looking statements and
forward-looking information within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other United States and
Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and
forward-looking information are based on estimates and assumptions
made by WiLAN in light of its experience and its perception of
historical trends, current conditions and expected future
developments, as well as other factors that WiLAN believes are
appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause WiLAN's
actual performance or achievements to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements or
forward-looking information. Such factors include, without
limitation, the risks described in WiLAN's March 9, 2012 annual
information form for the year ended December 31, 2011 (the "AIF").
Copies of the AIF may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.
WiLAN recommends that readers review and consider all of these risk
factors and notes that readers should not place undue reliance on any
of WiLAN's forward-looking statements. WiLAN has no intention and
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 
All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property
of their respective owners.
Contacts:
For Media inquiries, please contact:
Kathryn Hughes
Director, Marketing & Communications
O: 613.688.4897
C: 613.898.6781
khughes@wilan.com 
For Investor inquiries, please contact:
Tyler Burns
Director, Investor Relations
O: 613.688.4330
C: 613.697.0367
tburns@wilan.com
 
 
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