SALT LAKE CITY—Texas Instruments Inc. reached an agreement with Canadian technology licensing firm Wi-LAN Inc. to end all litigation between the firms over Bluetooth, Wi-LAN said Wednesday (July 5). Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Last week, Wi-LAN (Ottawa, Canada) announced that it acquired a collection of 60 U.S. patents covering mobile communications from Glenayre Electronics Inc. Wi-LAN paid $8 million cash for the patents, the company said. The acquisition brings WiLAN's patent portfolio to over 1,400 issued and pending patents, the company said.
In April, Wi-LAN confirmed that four litigations that were scheduled for trial in early 2011 were dismissed as a result of agreements signed with major semiconductor and product vendors, including Intel Corp.