Ottawa-based wireless technology company WiLAN Inc. has lost its patent suit against HTC Corp., Sony Mobile Communications, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and Ericsson Inc.
WiLAN (TSE: WIN) yesterday expressed disappointment over the a Texas district court’s ruling that the four companies had not infringed upon its four patents and said that is now reviewing its options. Reports said that certain claims in three of the four patents were found invalid by the court.
Last year, WiLAN also suffered a similar setback when the a U.S. appeals court affirmed a lower New York state court ruling that LG Electronics did not infringe on the Canadian firm’s V-Chip patent.
WiLAN shares soared in June by as much as 14 per cent after the expansion and renewal of its existing deal with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The potential revenue from the deal was estimated to be between $15 million and $20 million.