SAN FRANCISCO — After five years of fractured decisions and a reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit finally joined hands and sang “Kumbaya” Thursday on the law of divided patent infringement.

All nine judges hearing Akamai Technologies v. Limelight Networks agreed that a jury properly held Limelight liable for directly infringing Akamai’s method of operating a content delivery network, even though Limelight’s customers perform part of the method.

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