October 2012

Akamai Expands Liability for Induced Infringement

By: Colin Harrington  |   October 17, 2012

The Federal Circuit recently announced its decision in the en banc cases of Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Corporation, holding that “all the steps of a claimed method must be performed in order to find induced infringement, but it is not necessary to prove that all the steps were committed by a single entity.” In doing so, the Federal Circuit overruled its own 2007 decision in BMC Resources, Inc. v. Paymentech.