November 11, 2010 - Akamai Technologies Inc. sued Cotendo Inc., a startup company and competitor of Akamai's. Akamai alleges that Cotendo's services infringe three patents related to web content delivery methods. Both companies offer services that make websites load faster.
Akamai filed the lawsuit along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. One of Akamai's patents is licensed from MIT.