HTC Strikes Licensing Deal With Wi-LAN To End Patent Rows

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Wi-LAN Inc. has reached a deal to resolve five suits pending in California, Florida and Texas federal courts against HTC Corp. over the alleged infringement of several patents covering mobile handsets and tablets, it announced Wednesday.

HTC has agreed to enter a multiyear license to use the Wi-LAN patents, which will enable the companies to halt the five suits, Ottawa-based Wi-LAN said.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with HTC,” Wi-LAN CEO Jim Skippen said. “In taking its first license, HTC will join many...
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