WASHINGTON, D.C. - After distributing two related patent cases for conference three weeks in a row, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 invited the U.S. solicitor general to share its views on whether all claimed steps of a method must be performed by a single entity to find induced patent infringement (Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc., No. 12-960; Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc., No. 12-786, U.S. Sup.).