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Wi-LAN NAMED AS CO-DEFENDANT IN TWO LAWSUITS Both Claims Are Believed to Be Without Merit

09/11/2002


Calgary, Canada - September 11, 2002 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX: WIN) announced today that it has been served with two statements of claim. Wi-LAN is reviewing the lawsuits and believes that any claim against Wi-LAN is without merit. The lawsuits allege that Wi-LAN and Wi-Com Technologies Inc. (a private Alberta company), among others, are liable for failing to deliver certain common share certificates in a timely manner to the claimants. The claimants are former shareholders of Wi-Com Technologies Inc.

About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, specializing in high-speed Internet access, LAN/WAN extension and broadband wireless access. Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access products are known worldwide for their high quality and industry-leading technology. Wi-LAN believes its W-OFDM patent is necessary for the implementation of devices using the IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g or ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 standards as well as the current drafts of the IEEE802.16a and ETSI BRAN HiperMAN proposed standards. Wi-LAN licenses its W-OFDM technology and has executed non-exclusive W-OFDM license agreements with semiconductor companies. Wi-LAN is the Chair Company of the OFDM Forum(www.ofdm-forum.com). Wi-LAN's common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WIN." Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wilan.com.

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