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Federal Circuit finds direct infringement in Akamai v Limelight remand

Peter Leung, Washington DC

Taking up the case again after the Supreme Court rejected its theory on induced infringement, the Federal Circuit held that Limelight was directly liable for infringement even though it did not perform all the steps necessary for infringement

In an en banc decision issued today, the Federal Circuit unanimously ruled that Limelight directly infringed Akamai's patent (US patent no 6,108,703) under a theory of divided infringement. By finding that there can be direct infringement of method patents even...

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