|By Marketwired .||
|August 1, 2014 03:26 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/01/14 -- Top licensing company Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN" or the "Company") (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN), today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled entirely in WiLAN's favour concerning the proper interpretation of a contract entered into by WiLAN and Ericsson, Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, "Ericsson"), to resolve a conflict concerning WiLAN's litigation counsel.
Conflicting court decisions had been rendered by District Courts in Texas and Florida concerning the proper interpretation of the contract with Ericsson, the Texas decision being consistent with WiLAN's position that the rights granted to Ericsson were very narrow.
"We are very pleased with this ruling," said Jim Skippen, President & CEO. "We hope this decision brings Ericsson closer to a negotiated resolution of our patent disputes."
Matthew Powers of Tensegrity Law Group, LLP argued for WiLAN. On the brief were David B. Weaver, Stephen M. Hash, Avelyn M. Ross and Ajeet P. Pai of Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
WiLAN is entitled to its costs in the appeal.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 285 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.
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