Financial Post - Wi-LAN shares soar on news of Intel deal

Alexander Poltorak is quoted in "Wi-LAN shares soar on news of Intel deal" (Financial Post, January 18, 2010). Commenting on a prediction that Broadcom Corp. and Atheros Communications Inc. would be the next to settle among the many companies Wi-LAN sued, Dr. Poltorak said, "I would bet on the case settling [before trial]."

"Typically a business resolution [to a] patent dispute is always advisable because juries have a hard time understanding the nuances of technology which is very complicated," Dr. Poltorak added. "It is very expensive Russian roulette to place the outcome of such an important case in the hands of an unsophisticated jury."