Fed. Circ. To Rehear Akamai Joint Infringement Case

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The full Federal Circuit bench will hear Akamai Technologies Inc.'s bid to reinstate a $45.5 million patent verdict against Limelight Networks Inc. in a case that addresses what kind of relationship between parties constitutes joint infringement, the court said Wednesday.

The decision to grant a rehearing en banc means the appeals court will revisit a ruling finding the essential element of joint infringement turns on whether two parties have a relationship in which the acts of one can be attributed to the other, rather than merely...
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