Level 3 sues Limelight over CDN patents

Catching up on some news that broke in the waning hours of 2007, Level 3 Communications has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Limelight Networks, alleging that Limelight built its content delivery network (CDN) platform by using technology Level 3 had bought the rights to in its previous acquisition of Sandpiper Networks.

Level 3 is now a full-on CDN player itself, so it's no surprise that the competitive mud-slinging in the increasingly contentious CDN market has begun. Limelight also previously was sued by CDN market leader Akamai Technologies.

For more:
- see this story in The Arizona Republic

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- Level 3 has aggressively pushed into the CDN market

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