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WiLAN Signs New Digital TV and Display Licensee

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WiLAN Signs New Digital TV and Display Licensee10:22 EDT Thursday, July 26, 2012OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 26, 2012) - Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN" or the "Company") (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that the Company has signed a multi-year running royalty agreement for a number of the Company's digital TV and display patents with UPSTAR USA Inc. ("UPSTAR"), WiLAN's 263rd licensee. Terms of the agreement are confidential. "We are very pleased that UPSTAR has elected to license a number of WiLAN's digital TV and display patents, including our V-Chip patent," said Andrew Parolin, Senior Vice President, Licensing. "We are continuing to identify opportunities to expand this portfolio as we build momentum in our digital TV and display licensing program." WiLAN's digital TV and display portfolio now includes more than 1,400 issued and pending patents. About WiLANWiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 260 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 and 4G handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations and digital television receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 3,000 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.Forward-looking Information This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other United States and Canadian securities laws. The phrases "are continuing to identify", "to expand", "build momentum" and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are based on estimates and assumptions made by WiLAN in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that WiLAN believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause WiLAN's actual performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Such factors include, without limitation, the risks described in WiLAN's March 9, 2012 annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2012 (the "AIF"). Copies of the AIF may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov. WiLAN recommends that readers review and consider all of these risk factors and notes that readers should not place undue reliance on any of WiLAN's forward-looking statements. WiLAN has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Kathryn HughesFor Media inquiries, please contact:Director, Marketing & CommunicationsO: 613.688.4897C: 613.898.6781E: khughes@wilan.comORTyler BurnsFor Investor inquiries, please contact:Director, Investor RelationsO: 613.688.4330C: 613.697.0367E: tburns@wilan.com