December 20, 2010 - After four years of litigation with Limelight Networks Inc., Akamai Technologies Inc. lost the patent infringement case at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
In 2006, Akamai filed suit against Limelight, alleging infringement of a patent related to content delivery online. A jury decided in favor of Akamai in 2008 and awarded $45.5 million, but the verdict was overturned on appeal. The CAFC affirmed that decision.
Akamai and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (where the technology was developed) also filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Cotendo Inc. last month.