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Petition Granted for Rehearing en banc of Akamai Technologies v. Limelight Networks

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

On April 20, 2011, the Federal Circuit granted the petition by Akamai Technologies for rehearing en banc its appeal in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.  The order vacated the earlier opinion of December 20, 2010.  The order includes a request to file new briefs addressing this question:

If separate entities each perform separate steps of a method claim, under what circumstances would that claim be directly infringed and to what extent would each of the parties be liable? (more…)