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From: 2Gorgeous12/16/2011 9:45:41 PM
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Wi-Lan Inc. Presents at Needham & Company, LLC's 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-11-2012 04:50 PM. Venue: The Palace Hotel New York, New York, New York, United States.

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To: 2Gorgeous who wrote (16038)12/17/2011 12:16:18 AM
From: nicmar
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Well, looks like the NCIB that began a couple of days ago is doing it's work as wiln had a small gain today, least I fear wiln may have been in the $4's. Good work wiln. mo.. nic

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To: Mark Bartlett who wrote (16037)12/17/2011 12:19:20 AM
From: nicmar
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Good deal Mark. Hopefully when you report back wiln will be at $6 and we'll have to be thinking about taking some profits when shortly it hits $9 as some predict. Have a good weekend. mo.. nic

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To: nicmar who wrote (16035)12/18/2011 12:52:55 PM
From: P2V
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1. go to the "Home Page"
2. use the link (at the top of the home page) called "edit you membership" .

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To: P2V who wrote (16041)12/18/2011 10:33:20 PM
From: nicmar
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Will do P2V. In the meantime, seems low 5's is really cheap. I think I'm adding. mo.. nic

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From: cabbiejbj12/20/2011 11:44:07 AM
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Courtesy of SRK at SH:


FM Bulletin - December 20, 2011
Apple Wins Against HTC- Setback for Android: WIN for Wireless Patent Portfolio Companies

? Yesterday, Apple won a patent-infringement ruling that bans some HTC Corp. smartphones from the U.S. starting next year, bolstering efforts to prove that devices running Google Inc.’s Android operating system copy the iPhone.

? The U.S. International Trade Commission, in a review of a judge’s findings in July, said that HTC is violating one Apple patent related to data-detection technology and issued a limited import exclusion order that takes effect April 19, 2012. The implications are that HTC must completely remove the technology from all its phones.

? We view this announcement as a significant setback to the Android ecosystem. Because of the decision we believe players including the likes of Google will be on the prowl once again and thus valuations for patent portfolio companies will look attractive once again, (levels seen in Q3 FY2011) including both WIN and IDCC (InterDigital).

? WIN is currently trading at 6.4x Price/ FY2012 earnings estimate and less than 4.5x earnings, netting out the cash position.

? We reiterate our Strong Buy recommendation and $14.00 per share target price.

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To: cabbiejbj who wrote (16043)12/20/2011 8:50:44 PM
From: nicmar
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Thanks for the link Cabby, but I'm going to be long gone before win hits $14. I'm seriously thinking about selling out at $13.98.

Well maybe.... maybe I'll just sell my trading shares and wait till IDCC buys out my longs at around $30 and I'll own IDCC and wiln and I'll wind up with a win, win. or is it (WIN)? .. :) :) mo.. nic

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From: nicmar12/20/2011 9:09:33 PM
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Good points and Courtesy of Cabbie from another thread.

"IMO, the buyback serves a dual purpose; first, it tells the manipulators that the game is over and second, it allows institutions who want to exit some of their position that there will be a stable market. Wilan does not need to buy many shares to achieve the first objective. Today the TSX moved 969,000 shares; NAZ moved 18,000 plus Alpha - so it was more than the share buy back...general market, yes; ITC ruling in Apple vs. HTC, yes.

Tomorrow?"

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From: nicmar12/21/2011 6:29:53 PM
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WiLAN CEO Jim Skippen Named 2011 Canadian Technology Stock Executive of the Year Skippen chosen by panel of technology analysts and online people's choice vote

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire -12/21/11)- Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN" or the "Company")(TSX: WIN.TO - News)(NASDAQ: WILN - News) today announced that Jim Skippen, Chairman & CEO was named Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year in the second annual Cantech Letter Awards.

The award winner is determined with input from a panel of technology analysts and an online people's choice vote. Mr. Skippen was the top choice with both the panel of technology analysts and online voters.

"WiLAN's Board of Directors wants to congratulate Jim on winning this prestigious award," said Rick Shorkey, Lead Independent Director. "Jim has grown revenues and profits significantly over his past five years with the company. He has transformed the company from a small financially-challenged microcap into one of Canada's ten most valuable public technology companies. WiLAN has achieved remarkable operational and financial success over the past five years under Jim's leadership and we are happy to see his accomplishments and commitment recognized."

About WiLAN

WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 255 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 3000 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.

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From: nicmar12/21/2011 6:35:10 PM
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(compliments xanada on another thread) A panel of five judges; Tom Liston, Director of Research for Versant Partners, Barry Richards, Managing Director of Research for Paradigm Capital, Tom Astle, Managing Director, Research Technology for Byron Capital, Byron Berry, Equity Research Strategist Byron Capital, Ron Shuttleworth, Technology Analyst, M Partners and the readers of Cantech Letter have chosen Jim Skippen, CEO of Wi-LAN, as Cantech Letter’s 2011 Canadian Tech Stock Executive of the Year.

MOSAID DRAMA WON’T DEFINE JIM SKIPPEN, WI-LAN
Thoughts on Cantech Letter’s 2011 Tech Stock Exec of the Year

by NICK WADDELL, FOUNDING EDITOR, CANTECH LETTER

It wasn’t exactly Shakespearean, but it was close.

In early 2006, Jim Skippen was employed by MOSAID, an Ottawa company that had been around since the 70's and built its reputation in semiconductor technology. Skippen, a lawyer with a strong background in intellectual property, patent licensing and technology law, was MOSAID’s Senior VP Patent Licensing and General Counsel.

As Postmedia News’ James Bagnall wrote, after he was rebuffed on his recommendation that MOSAID should focus solely on its patents, the ultra-competitive Skippen decided it was time to jump ship. A few years later Wi-LAN, which had next to no revenue, would become the largest technology company in Ottawa, by market capitalization. MOSAID, soon after, became a pure patent play.

Was there acrimony underlying Wi-LAN’s move to acquire MOSAID? That Skippen has pointed out his division is the only one left standing at MOSAID means there probably was. Were emotions clouding Skippen’s judgment? The immediate besting of his offer by Sterling Partners, a multi-billion private equity firm whose very survival depends upon correctly assessing the value of middle-market companies, means there almost certainly was not.

For MOSAID, the story ends here. On Monday, December 19th their board approved the $590-million Sterling buyout.

For Wi-LAN, the story seems to be just beginning. The company’s revenue climbed from just over $2 million in fiscal 2006 to nearly $50 million in 2010. Skippen, however, didn’t appear satisfied with breaking that rare benchmark. Wi-LAN’s revenue for the first three quarters of 2011 is nearly $82 million.

The Wi-LAN-MOSAID saga presented a caricature of Jim Skippen as a business pugilist. A brawler. An aggressor. But this is only part of the truth. At the M Partners Annual Technology & Communications Investor Conference on September 20th at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, attendees were met with a nuanced and thoughtful Skippen, who showed he can play the diplomacy game. He answered questions about MOSAID with grace and reserve. What, in fact, he seemed most excited about was Gladios IP, a new division of Wi-LAN that actually works with smaller tech companies, such as Calgary’s Poynt and Mississauga’s 01 Communique, to license their patent portfolios.

In an ironic twist, Jim Skippen was probably the best thing that ever happened to shareholders of MOSAID. Wi-LAN’s bid being topped by Sterling Partners, however, meant Canadian tech investors lost another promising company at a critical stage. But as we enter 2012 with just one pure patent play in Ottawa instead of two, there is some comfort in the fact that, through Gladios IP, Jim Skippen and Wi-LAN could, in a small way, help keep innovative Canadian companies like Poynt and 01 Communique here for good.

The next chapters of the Jim Skippen and Wi-LAN story are the first in the post-MOSAID era. But with what Skippen has accomplished since 2006, it seems unlikely that this time next year we’ll be able to wedge in much time to talk about the entertaining rivalry we saw in 2011.

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