Wi-LAN Canadian Deal Clears Way For Patent Suits

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 3:44 PM EST) -- Canadian licensing company Wi-LAN Inc., which has accused a slew of companies of infringing its wireless technology patents, has agreed to settle a dispute over patent ownership interests brought by telecommunications company Telus Corp. that threatened to undermine Wi-LAN's cases.

Ottawa-based Wi-LAN Inc. said Monday that it had signed a letter of intent to settle a lawsuit that Telus filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary, Alberta.

Telus had claimed ownership interests in six of Wi-LAN's U.S. patents, three of its Canadian patents and...
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