More licensing deals

Ottawa-based Wi-LAN formalizes its agreement to licence its technology patents to Fujitsu Ltd. First announced in July, the deal will see the electronics behemoth licence Wi-LAN's entire portfolio, heavy on wireless WiMAX patents, through its WiLan.jpgEarly Licence Program. Terms of the deal call for Fujitsu to pay an unspecified cash sum for the portfolio, as well as transferring about 40 communications patents to Wi-LAN. The patent licencing firm has also signed a running royalty deal with Taiwanese original equipment manufacturer AmTRAN Technology Co. Ltd. The LCD television shipper has licenced Wi-LAN's coveted Canadian and US patents covering V-chip parental control technology, the only parental controls solution mandated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to be built into digital TV receivers, set-top boxes, VCRs and digital video recorders sold domestically. Wi-LAN has now signed 103 licence agreements for its V-chip patents.

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