Wi-LAN Inc.
TSX : WIN

Wi-LAN Inc.

December 15, 2006 16:00 ET

Court Rules on D-Link Appeal

OTTAWA, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 15, 2006) - Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN) announced today that on December 13, 2006, the Federal Court of Canada ordered that Wi-LAN's claim for punitive damages be struck from the Wi-LAN Statement of Claim against D-Link Canada Inc. and D-Link Systems Inc. The Court therefore allowed D-Link's appeal from a previous order made on August 21, 2006. Wi-LAN believes that this ruling does not materially impact its damages claim or prospects for recovery against D-Link. Wi-LAN wants to proceed expeditiously with its litigation and has therefore decided not to appeal this decision.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN, which was founded in 1992, licenses intellectual property that drives a full range of products providing access to wireless and wireline telecommunications markets. Some of the fundamental technologies covered by Wi-LAN's patents include: CDMA, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and ADSL. Wi-LAN has already licensed its intellectual property to a number of major companies, including Cisco, Fujitsu and Nokia.

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