Cambridge, Mass. – Content deliver network services provider
Akamai (NASD: AKAM) this week filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Cotendo, a smaller

Filed in federal court in Massachusetts, the lawsuit — to which the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a co-plaintiff — alleges that Cotendo
is infringing on three of Akamai’s patents.

Founded in 2009, Sunnyvale,
Calif.-based Cotendo has to date raised $22 million in venture capital

Akamai has previously sued rivals Digital Island and Speedera for
copyright infringement, eventually settling the matters by acquiring those

For its part, Cotendo said in a statement that it believes Akamai’s
lawsuit has no merit, and will defend the suit vigorously.

"We want to
thank our customers and partners, who have shown their strong commitment and
support," said Cotendo CEO Ronni Zehavi. "We will continue to deliver
innovative services to the market."


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