Wi-LAN Finally Ends Patent War with BlackBerry

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Last year patent licensing company Wi-LAN filed a lawsuit against what was then Research In Motion for infringing a patent that relates to Bluetooth technology.Wi-LAN, which licenses its intellectual property to over 250 companies, alleged in 2012 that several BlackBerry devices used technology patented by it, including the Bold, Torch, and Pearl, as well as the PlayBook tablet.This month the two companies struck a deal to dismiss all pending patent litigation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Wi-LAN has also filed patent lawsuits against HTC, Sierra Wireless, and even Apple over LTE mobile technology.Wi-LAN Inc.Wi-LAN is the future of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, and our focus in this area is two-fold. We are a leading innovator in the field of high-speed wireless communications products, offering our clients a unique, cost-effective wireless solution to their data communications challenges. As well, we are dedicated to advancing and adding to our two patented wireless technologies, Wide-band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (W-OFDM) and Multi-Code Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (MC-DSSS). These patented technologies are at the foundation of proposed international standards, and the technology that they protect is at the heart of our wireless products. Wi-LAN specializes in high-speed Internet access, LAN/WAN extension, and broadband wireless access. With sales in over 50 countries worldwide, Wi-LAN has achieved a significant position in the burgeoning wireless market, and has earned a global reputation for providing leading edge wireless communications technology and products that are efficient and cost-effective.Our product lines put the power and flexibility of wireless data communications within your reach. Wi-LAN’s broadband wireless access systems use Wi-LAN’s patented W-OFDM technology to achieve superior throughput, enabling companies to avoid the high costs of installing wire and paying licensing fees or on-going monthly line charges. It is the ideal solution for multiple-site information networks, high-speed Internet access and wireless communications infrastructures.Wi-LAN’s advanced wireless Ethernet bridges provide high security network connectivity with high data rates at a much lower cost than wire, cable, or fibre-optic lines. The Wi-LAN advanced wireless Ethernet bridges have wireless data rates currently ranging from 2.2 to 12 Mbps, and operate using MC-DSSS and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology. They are the perfect solution for building multiple-site information networks or for extending communication infrastructures. Our convenient “plug and play” technology and low-overhead point-to-multipoint capabilities make it easy to connect any number of stations to a network, while our highly efficient use of the radio spectrum means our bridges deliver the best continuous throughput on the market.BlackBerryResearch In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories.Posted by Techvibes Newsdesk October 9th, 2013

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