Los Angeles – A federal appeals court has upheld a lower
court’s ruling that said Limelight Networks (NASD: LLNW) has not infringed upon fellow
content delivery network Akamai Technologies’ (NASD: AKAM) patents, PaidContent reported.

Akamai first sued Limelight back in 2006, and in February 2008, a jury sided
with Akamai and ordered Limelight to pay $45.5 million in damages.

A federal court
overturned this ruling in 2008, saying Limelight in fact had not infringed on
Akamai’s patents.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has now
upheld that ruling.

Akamai may now petition for a rehearing before the full
appellate court, or appeal directly to the Supreme Court.


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