Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.: Divided Federal Circuit Affirms Need for Single Entity To Perform All Steps of a Method Claim for Direct Infringement

Fitzpatrick Case Update
May 14, 2015

On May 13, 2015, a divided Federal Circuit panel, on remand from the United States Supreme Court, affirmed a district court finding of no direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a), because a defendant did not perform all steps of the asserted method claims, and the actions of its customers who carried out the remaining steps could not be attributed to defendant.

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