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WiLAN Subsidiary Acquires Orthopedic Patent Portfolio from Hospital for Special Surgery

14-Aug-2014 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6387
OTTAWA, CANADA - Top licensing company, WiLAN (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN), today announced in a press release that a subsidiary has acquired a global portfolio of more than 30 patents and applications related to orthopedic technologies from Hospital for Special Surgery ("HSS"). Founded in 1863, HSS is considered the leading hospital specializing in orthopedic surgery and serves patients from 105 countries worldwide.

"We are very pleased to have partnered with Hospital for Special Surgery, a truly world-class research hospital," said Jim Skippen, President & CEO. "We see a great opportunity to help medical researchers and companies receive fair compensation from the commercialization of their valuable technologies."

WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 285 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 TV receivers. For more information:

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology and No. 7 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2014-15), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at

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