WiLAN Inc. (WiLAN), is a licensing company. WiLAN develops, acquires, and licenses a range of intellectual property that drives products in communications and consumer electronics markets. Through both internal research and development and acquisitions from third parties, the Company has acquired intellectual property in the form of patents and patent applications in many countries that it has licensed to more than 255 companies in telecommunications markets around the world. As of December 31, 2011, it had a portfolio of approximately 3,000 patents, including issued and pending patents and foreign equivalents. In June 2013, it acquired a portfolio of patents from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. In November 2013, it acquired a portfolio of semiconductor patents from IXYS CH GmbH related to microcontroller technology. In June 2014, the Company announced that a subsidiary has acquired a portfolio of medical patents that relate to Stent technology.