Wi-LAN Inc.

Jim%20Skippen-1.JPGappoints president and CEO Jim Skippen as chairman, a position he has held in an acting capacity since March. Prior to joining the patent licencing firm in 2006, Mr. Skippen was senior VP of patent licensing and general counsel at MOSAID. He sits on the board at Icron Technologies and is a member of the governing council of CATA. He is a former vice-chairman of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Mr. Skippen will continue to act as president and CEO. The company also appoints audit committee chairman Richard Shorkey as lead independent director. Among his other duties, Mr. Shorkey will facilitate the functioning of the board, independent of management, as required.

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