Monday, June 8, 2009
EdgeCast Inks Patent Licensing Deal, Adds Customers
Los Angeles-based EdgeCast Networks, a provider of content delivery networking services, is announcing today that it has inked an intellectual property licensing agreement with Web.com. According to EdgeCast, the IP deal grants the firm a license for more than thirty issued and pending patents, covering display and delivery of rich media; automated hosting and server management; load balancing; dynamic DNS, and other technology. The firm said the patents date from as early as 1994. In exchange for the intellectual property rights, it said it will provide CDN serviecs for Web.com; the deal also included a cash component, though no details were released. Separately, EdgeCast said it has also been selected by EMI Music Publishing for hosting its global music discovery and management platform.