WiLAN to assist in licensing 01 Communique's patent portfolio
OTTAWA and MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - 01 Communique
Laboratory Inc. ("01 Communique") (TSX:ONE) today announced that
Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN") (TSX:WIN) (NASD:WILN) and 01 Communique have
entered into an agreement that will see WiLAN assist 01 Communique in
the licensing of 01 Communique's patents related to remote access
technology for a number of specified licensees.
"Having signed technology license agreements with hundreds of companies,
including Broadcom, Intel, LG, Motorola and Samsung, worth many
hundreds of millions of dollars, WiLAN has demonstrated superior
licensing capabilities," said Andrew Cheung, President and CEO, 01
Communique. "WiLAN's proven track record and its strong financial
position makes WiLAN an ideal choice to help maximize the revenue that
we anticipate can be generated from our patented technology. We are
very pleased with the opportunity to work with WiLAN.
Added Cheung, "We have a complete suite of products in the remote access
marketplace that have been built using our patented technology and we
believe there are companies that are using this patented technology to
compete against us."
"WiLAN has been aware of the 01 Communique patents for some time and
believes these are extremely important patents," said Jim Skippen,
Chairman & CEO, WiLAN. "This partnership is very significant to WiLAN
and we are confident that we will be able to develop a licensing
program that will benefit both 01 Communique and WiLAN. This is
especially exciting for WiLAN since it will bring us into new markets."
Under the terms of the agreement, WiLAN's subsidiary Gladios IP will
have day-to-day responsibility for developing programs aimed at
licensing 01 Communique's patents.
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 cellular handsets,
Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi/DSL routers, xDSL infrastructure
equipment, WiMAX base stations and digital television receivers. WiLAN
has a large and growing portfolio of more than 1300 issued or pending
patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.
About 01 Communique
Established in 1992, 01 Communique (TSX: ONE) offers a suite of remote
access services designed for small-medium sized business, mobile
professionals and IT service providers. 01's software as a service
offerings are deployed on-demand and include functionality enabling
on-line meetings, remote computing and IT support. 01's suite of
products includes its remote access offering I'm InTouch (www.imintouch.com) , its online meeting offering (www.imintouchmeeting.com) and its remote support offering I'm OnCall (www.imoncall.com) products are protected in the U.S.A. by its patents #6928479 /
#6938076. For more information, visit www.01com.com or call (905) 795-2888 or (800) 668-2185 (North America only).
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