Court Says Limelight Doesn't Infringe Patent, Akamai Disagrees

[qi:105] In what has to be a much-needed shot in the arm for content delivery services provider Limelight Networks (s LLNW), the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts says Limelight does not infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703 in Akamai Technologies (s AKAM) vs. Limelight Networks. Not surprisingly, Akamai 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 2008. Limelight expects this ruling to allow it to reverse expenses of approximately $66 million accrued for potential damages and interest.