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Limelight and Akamai convert $51m damages award into licence

Michael Loney, New York


The content delivery network companies have settled their decade-long dispute over a patent that was the focus of a Supreme Court ruling. A district court jury confirmed Limelight infringed the patent this June, with Akamai awarded $51 million damages

Limelight Networks has entered into a settlement agreement with Akamai Technologies to end the longstanding battle over a global hosting patent. The settlement converts the $51 million judgment into a $54 million license that will be paid in 12 equal...


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