The next Top Ten Patent Cases will list as No. (5) “Limelight II”, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., S. Ct. No. 15-993, opinion below, Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 805 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2015)(Linn, J.), earlier proceedings, “Limelight I”, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2111 (2014).
“Traditional vicarious-liability standards”: Petitioner asks whether an accused infringer may be held liable for method patent direct infringement where the step of the method are performed by plural parties under traditional vicarious-liability standards.
Status: A Conference is expected before the end of June when the current Term expires. (Response to the Petition was filed March 15, 2016.) If certiorari is granted, the case would be briefed over the summer with an argument late this year or Winter 2017 with a merits decision before the end of June 2017.