Supreme Court backs Limelight in closely-watched dispute with Akamai

|About: Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW)|By:, SA News Editor

The Supreme Court has ruled Limelight (NASDAQ:LLNW) is "not liable for inducing infringement" of an Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM) CDN patent. (court ruling - .pdf)

The SC's ruling overturns a guilty verdict against Limelight from a federal appeals court. The case was closely watched by tech companies who feared an Akamai victory would open the door to a large number of frivolous lawsuits from litigants claiming induced infringement.

Google, Oracle, Cisco, and other tech giants backed Limelight in the dispute, as did the White House.

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