SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 2, 2018
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
222 South Mill Avenue, 8th Floor
Tempe, AZ 85281
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Limelight Networks, Inc. issued a press release today announcing that it has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Akamai Technologies that settles all outstanding legal disputes between the parties. The full text of this press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Dated: April 2, 2018
/s/ Michael DiSanto
SVP, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer & Secretary
LIMELIGHT NETWORKS AND AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES SETTLE ALL OUTSTANDING LEGAL DISPUTES
TEMPE, Ariz., April 2, 2018 – Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced it has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Akamai Technologies that settles all outstanding legal disputes between the parties. The parties also agreed to license certain patents to one another as part of the settlement. Terms of the settlement and licenses are confidential.
The parties will dismiss with prejudice the pending actions in the Eastern District of Virginia (Case 3:15-cv-00720-JAG), which was scheduled to begin trial today, and the District of Massachusetts (Case No. 1:16-cv-10253-GAO). This brings to conclusion a series of patent disputes between the parties that have been outstanding for the prior two years.
“We are pleased to finally have these disputes behind us,” said Bob Lento, Limelight’s Chief Executive Officer. “We remain focused on our top strategic priorities, including customer satisfaction, employee growth and retention, and delivering superior returns to our shareholders.”
Limelight will report results for the first quarter 2018 on Thursday, April 19.
Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s Limelight Orchestrate Platform includes a global infrastructure with a fully-integrated suite of capabilities and services to help you address all your content delivery needs. The Orchestrate Platform solves your most important content delivery challenges so you can deliver the next great digital experience anywhere. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.