Divided Patent Infringement In The Wake Of Akamai

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit revisited the issue of “divided infringement” last summer in its en banc decision in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc., 692 F.3d 1301 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 31, 2012). The Akamai decision represented a significant shift in the law of divided infringement, which can be seen by reviewing subsequent Federal Circuit and district court decisions, most recently including Aristocrat Techs. Inc. v. Int’l Game Tech., 2010-1426 (Fed. Cir. March 13, 2013).


Divided infringement refers to a situation in which the claimed steps...
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