Cotendo Sued By Akamai, MIT

11/12/10

Cambridge, MA-based Internet content-delivery provider Akamai Technologies, alongside MIT, are suing Cotendo, a Sunnyvale, CA-based startup in the Web content space, according to documents filed this week with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. They have claimed that “in an effort to compete against Akamai as a low-cost provider,” Cotendo has used content-delivery technology that Akamai has protected in three separate patents, one of which is licensed from MIT. The plaintiffs have asked that Cotendo, founded in 2008, pay unspecified monetary damages and terminate its use of the technology covered under the patents.

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