The Akamai and McKesson en banc briefing schedules have shifted, and the last set of briefs are now due on September 6, 2011. In these two cases, the Federal Circuit will consider the question of what legal standard it should apply to situations in which several parties participate, in some direct or indirect way, in the acts that are accused of infringing patents.

Check out our earlier blog posts on these cases here, here, and here, to learn more about this interesting infringement issue and the importance of these cases to a wide variety of industries.

The San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association also asked the Federal Circuit for more time to file its “friend of the court” brief (amicus brief) in support of Limelight Networks—which won the original Akamai appeal. The court extended the deadline for all amicus briefs in both the McKesson and Akamai cases to August 15, 2011 (today).