CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, announced today that the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts entered final judgment in Akamai's favor in its long-running patent infringement case against Limelight Networks, Inc. The judgment, which followed a series of appeals up to and including the Supreme Court of the United States, determined that Limelight infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703 and awarded Akamai a total of nearly $51 million in damages.
The amount in the judgment reflects damages originally awarded to Akamai by a jury in 2008 for Limelight's infringement prior to 2008, plus interest. A new patent infringement lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court in Virginia, which is currently scheduled for trial in January 2017 and involves a patent from the same Akamai patent family, seeks additional damages for Limelight's ongoing infringement after 2008.