BOSTON, June 18 A federal judge said on Wednesday
it would be premature to consider a request by Akamai Technologies
Inc (AKAM.O) to permanently ban rival Limelight Networks Inc
(LLNW.O) from selling services that a jury ruled infringe on an
"The motion for an injunction is kind of premature," U.S.
District Court Judge Rya Zobel said during a motion hearing in
She said that she needs to review several other motions
related to the trial first. If she rules in favor of Akamai on
each of those motions, then she would consider the request for the
injunction, Zobel said.
"The injunction does not come into play until everything else
is done in favor of Akamai," she said.
A U.S. District Court jury in Boston had awarded Akamai $45.5
million in February after determining that Limelight's services
that help speed Web traffic infringe upon Akamai's intellectual
Akamai subsequently sought a permanent injunction banning
Limelight from selling related services.
(Reporting by Jim Finkle, editing by Phil Berlowitz)