OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2013) - Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN" or the "Company") (WIN.TO)(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 affiliates.
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, 2013.
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.
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