Wi-LAN Inc.
TSX : WIN

Wi-LAN Inc.

November 09, 2007 16:54 ET

Wi-LAN Announces Executive Changes

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) ("Wi-LAN") today announced changes to its leadership team.

Steve Bower, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has resigned from the company effective the end of November 2007 to take another position in Toronto. Phil Martin, Director of Finance, will act as interim CFO while Wi-LAN conducts a search for a new CFO.

Since joining Wi-LAN in 2006, Phil has held the Director of Finance position. Prior to joining Wi-LAN, Phil was Director of Finance for a TSX-listed wireless communications company. A CGA since 1984, Phil has over 25 years experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and financial reporting.

Andrew Parolin, Wi-LAN's current Vice President, Business Development will be accepting a new role as Vice President, Wireless Technologies. In his new role Andrew will focus on leading the licensing of Wi-LAN's wireless technologies.

Thomas Ginter joins Wi-LAN as its new Vice President, Business Development and will be responsible for overseeing Wi-LAN's patent acquisition program. Thomas has held a number of management positions in his career relating to wireless technologies including Vice President, Product Management with TenXc Wireless Inc. Thomas is an experienced business manager and a certified Professional Electrical Engineer with a track record of driving complex deals to successful completion. Thomas holds several patents and he has significant technical experience in a number of Wi-LAN's current technologies, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX GSM/UMTS and CDMA.

"I am pleased that Andrew has accepted the Vice President, Wireless Technologies role since he has been instrumental in strengthening our patent portfolio. We are also thrilled to have Thomas join the Wi-LAN team," said Jim Skippen, President & CEO. "We are confident we will benefit from his track record of success and experience."

"We thank Steve for his contributions, efforts and energy and we wish him the best of success in his new position," said Jim Skippen.

Wi-LAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 280 issued or pending patents.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN, founded in 1992, licenses intellectual property that applies to a full range of electronics and communications products. Some of the fundamental technologies covered by Wi-LAN's patents include: CDMA, DOCSIS, DSL, GSM/EDGE, V-chip, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. Wi-LAN has licensed its intellectual property to a growing number of companies around the world. For more information: www.wi-lan.com.

Forward-looking Information

Certain statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties. These may include, without limitation, statements based on current assumptions and expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties related to all aspects of the wireless and wireline communications industry and the global economy. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not restricted to: the almost exclusive reliance of the Company on licensing its patent portfolio to generate revenues and cash flows; that the Company may be required to establish the enforceability of its patents in court to obtain material licensing revenues; that the Company will need to acquire or develop new patents to continue to grow its business; that the Company requires investment to translate its intellectual property position into sustainable profit in the market; that the Company is dependent on the performance of its key officers and employees; that changes in patent legislation or in the interpretation or application of patent litigation could materially adversely affect the Company; and that the Company has and may make acquisitions of products, technologies or businesses which could materially adversely affect the Company. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ from information contained herein, when estimates and assumptions have been used to measure and report results. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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