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Three weeks after Limelight Networks raised a whopping $240 million from the public markets, the content delivery network company got more good news: a court has said that Akamai could not patent the way files are delivered over the internet, thereby removing a big dark cloud […]

Three weeks after Limelight Networks raised a whopping $240 million from the public markets, the content delivery network company got more good news: a court has said that Akamai could not patent the way files are delivered over the internet, thereby removing a big dark cloud from over Limelight.

Akamai, which is the biggest CDN player had sued Limelight, a year ago, alleging patent infringement. The court decision bumped up the stock by about $5, to over $20 a share, what many see as short-covering. Don’t count out Akamai, which has a history of fiercely protecting its patents.

  1. [...] 12th, 2007 Akamai sued Limelight last year for patent infringement. Om Malik thinks there’re OK for now: Three weeks after Limelight Networks raised a whopping $240 million from the public [...]

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  2. [...] says it will appeal the decision. Akamai had filed a law suit against Limelight in July 2006 and the two companies have been duking it out in the courts. Akamai won the lawsuit but Limelight appealed in February [...]

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  3. [...] says it will appeal the decision. Akamai had filed a lawsuit against Limelight in July 2006, and the two companies have been duking it out in the courts. Akamai won the lawsuit, but Limelight appealed in February [...]

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