WiLAN Provides Litigation Update
Markman Order issued in Texas litigation with Apple and other
OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/13 -- Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN"
or the "Company") (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that Judge
Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of Texas issued a claims construction Opinion and Order, on April 11,
2013 in ongoing litigation between WiLAN and defendants Apple, Inc.,
Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, HTC America, Inc., Novatel
Wireless, Inc., Sierra Wireless America, Inc. and several of their
In the litigation, WiLAN is alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos.
RE37,802 and 5,282,222 (collectively, the "Patents"). The claim
construction hearing, also known as the Markman hearing, with respect
to these Patents was held before Judge Gilstrap on March 21, 2013.
"After reviewing the result with outside counsel, we are pleased with
the ruling and view it as a positive outcome for WiLAN," said Jim
Skippen, President & CEO.
The trial in this litigation is scheduled to begin on October 7,
WiLAN is represented in this action by McKool Smith, a leading U.S.
law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and
licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to
over 265 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 and 4G
handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL
infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations and digital TV
receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 3,000
issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.
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. The phrases "to begin" and similar terms
and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking
information are based on estimates and assumptions made by WiLA
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 7, 2013 annual information form for the year ended December 31,
2012 (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.
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of their respective owners.
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