Akamai Technologies Inc [AKAM] and Cable & Wireless Plc’s [CWP] US arm have settled most of their long-running patent infringement disputes.
After on-going talks for the last six months, the companies have dismissed five lawsuits, three against Akamai, two against Cable & Wireless (C&W), and agreed not to sue each other for five years
The deal does not include a settlement of an infringement suit that went Akamai’s way in late 2001. That case is in the damages phase, and C&W will have to pay.
The suits date back to 2000, before Digital Island Inc had been bought by C&W, and are concerned with technology used in the delivery and addressing of web content distributed over a content delivery network, the likes of which both companies offer.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.