US Urges Justices To Hear Induced Patent Infringement Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (December 12, 2013, 4:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. solicitor general on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to grant Limelight Networks Inc.’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s sharply divided decision that expanded liability for induced infringement in patent litigation, also saying Akamai Technologies Inc.’s conditional cross-petition should be denied.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s brief comes after the Supreme Court in June asked for the government’s take on the case involving an Akamai Web content delivery patent, inviting the U.S. solicitor to file the brief. The Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in...
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