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WILAN Initiates Litigation

05-Sep-2011 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6466
OTTAWA, Canada - Wi-LAN Inc. announced in a press release that it has commenced litigation in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against Apple Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, HTC America Inc., Kyocera International Inc., Kyocera Communications Inc., Novatel Wireless Inc., and Sierra Wireless America Inc. (individually and collectively, “Defendants”). 

In its filing, WiLAN claims that these companies have infringed and continue to infringe WiLAN’s US Patent No. RE37,802 (“the ‘802’ Patent”) related to CDMA and HSPA and US Patent No. 5,282,222 (“the ‘222’ Patent”) related to Wi-Fi and LTE. 

WiLAN will be represented in this action by McKool Smith, a leading US law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation. McKool Smith has successfully defended the patent rights of many high profile companies throughout the US and has particular expertise in the Eastern District of Texas. McKool Smith is representing WiLAN in other patent infringement actions in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 

WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 250 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 television receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 1400 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.
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