TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”) (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued its opinion, reversing a previous decision that Limelight Networks was not liable for direct infringement of Akamai’s US Patent 6,108,703. While Limelight studies all options and determines its next steps, the company believes its balance sheet is strong enough to continue to invest in the business and respond to any potential outcome in its continuing court battle with Akamai.
“We are disappointed this outcome isn’t aligned with the recent rulings in our favor, which were supported by many global technology and industry leading companies, and are determined to continue the process,” stated Bob Lento, Limelight’s chief executive officer. “Our business is strong and gaining strength. Our network traffic is growing at a record pace. We are investing in our business, improving margins and are confident of our future. We will not allow this to distract us from serving our global customers.”
The original lawsuit from 2006 relates to a technical architecture that has not been in use at Limelight for many years. The company continuously advances and improves its products, and the industry-leading performance delivered through the Limelight OrchestrateTM platform is not at issue in this long-standing dispute.
Limelight Networks Inc., (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, follow us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.
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