Monday, June 30, 2008

Limelight Updates on Recent Court Rulings in Akamai Patent Trial

Limelight Networks issued an update on its legal proceeding with Akamai, noting that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied Akamai's motion for a permanent injunction as premature. The Court also denied Akamai's motions for partial summary judgment on certain Limelight Networks' defenses. Additionally, the Court denied Limelight Networks' motions for a new trial, judgment as a matter of law, and obviousness.

  • In February, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts ruled in favor of Akamai in a patent infringement case against Limelight Networks. Both companies operate content delivery networks. The jury awarded Akamai $45,526,946 in damages, plus interest, for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703.