Paul Richman to Rejoin WiLAN as Senior Advisor to Board and Management

Paul Richman to Rejoin WiLAN as Senior Advisor to Board and Management 
NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY Marketwired 
FOR: Wi-LAN Inc. 
TSX SYMBOL:  WIN
NASDAQ SYMBOL:  WILN 
JUNE 17, 2014 
Paul Richman to Rejoin WiLAN as Senior Advisor to Board and Management 
OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN"
or the "Company") (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that Mr.
Paul Richman will be rejoining the company in the capacity of Senior Advisor to
its Board of Directors and its management.  
Over the years, Mr. Richman has played a significant role in developing the
growth strategies of Canadian intellectual property licensing companies,
including WiLAN and MOSAID Technologies. In this regard, Mr. Richman worked
closely with WiLAN's CEO, Jim Skippen, and served on WiLAN's Board of
Directors, from shortly after the company had transformed itself to an
intellectual property licensing organization until he retired from the board in
December of 2009. 
Mr. Richman holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and a master's degree from Columbia University, both in
electrical engineering, and is currently serving as the Chairman and CEO of The
Consortium for Technology Licensing, Ltd., in Nissequogue, New York.
Previously, for over twenty years, he was the President, Chairman and CEO of
Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC) of Hauppauge, New York, which was sold
in 2012 to Microchip Technology Inc. of Chandler, Arizona, for US$939 million.
He was also the founder and first employee of SMSC.  
Mr. Richman is the author of numerous articles having to do with the field of
microelectronics and two textbooks, which have been translated into Japanese,
Spanish, Chinese and Russian. He also holds the basic patent for Coplamos
technology, which covers the use of field-doped, locally-oxidized structures
for high-speed, high-density integrated circuits, such as DRAMs and
microprocessors. In 1982, in recognition of his many different contributions to
the field of electronics, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (the IEEE), and has subsequently been
awarded the IEEE's Harold A. Wheeler Award and its Third Millennium Medal. 
Mr. Richman and his wife, Ellen, are substantial shareholders in WiLAN, having
recently increased their collective holdings in the company, and now own
900,000 shares. 
About WiLAN 
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing
company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 280 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. 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. The phrases
"will be" 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
WiLAN in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends,
current conditions, expected future developments and the expected effects of
new business strategies, 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
February 3, 2014 annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2013
(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. 
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Tyler Burns
Director, Investor Relations
O: 613-688-4330
C: 613-697-0367
E: tburns@wilan.com 
INDUSTRY:  Telecom - Networking, Telecom - Telecommunication Equipment, Telecom
- Telecommunication Services, Telecom - Wireless/Mobile 
SUBJECT:  BRD 
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