A hearing in a patent dispute between Limelight Networks Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. left the U.S. Supreme Court wondering whether its ruling would make any difference.
Even as it deals with hot-button issues like campaign financing and affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court has patents on its mind these days.
Akamai Technologies Inc . persuaded a U.S. appeals court to reconsider whether Limelight Networks Inc . infringed a patent over software that speeds delivery of Web videos.
Limelight Networks Inc. won an appeals court ruling that upheld a verdict rejecting patent-infringement claims by Level 3 Communications Inc. over software that speeds delivery of Web videos.
Akamai Technologies Inc.’s patent claims over online content delivery networks against Limelight Networks Inc. were revived by an appeals court.
Limelight Networks Inc., an online content delivery provider, urged a U.S. appeals court to limit patent-infringement claims when separate entities perform the steps of an invention.
Apple Inc. said it may face as much as 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in lost sales if a German court rules in favor of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. in a patent-infringement case over mobile devices.
Akamai Technologies Inc., TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. and other technology companies tumbled in U.S. trading after profit forecasts missed analysts’ estimates.
"Akamai put itself in a position of having to show that the allegedly infringing activities of Limelight's customers were attributable to Limelight."
- Limelight Networks on Dec 20, 2010
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