Company

Overview

WiLAN is an intellectual property (IP) licensing company that is built on a rich history of innovation.

The company was established in 1992 to develop and commercialize technology that made low-cost, high-speed wireless networking a reality. In its early years, WiLAN manufactured several generations of proprietary products and our inventions were also used in other products offered by industry. By 2005 WiLAN’s inventions were commercialized in millions of wireless networking devices worth many billions of dollars.

Realizing the value that its intellectual property brought to industry, in 2006 WiLAN focused its business on protecting and monetizing patented inventions. Today, some of the world’s largest technology companies license patents in WiLAN’s portfolio. Read more about WiLAN’s patent portfolio and licensees.

Building on WiLAN’s rich history, we continue to support innovation in a variety of ways across multiple facets of our business:

  • Our acquisition program offers IP owners who wish to sell their patents or portfolios an avenue to be fairly compensated for their inventions. This compensation often funds further research and development.
  • Our licensing programs provide organizations access to a range of leading innovations that they can incorporate into their current and future products.
  • Our partnership program, delivered through Gladios IP, helps patent owners monetize their IP without selling it.
  • Ongoing investment in research and development work fosters invention in next-generation communications technology.