ITC To Probe Invisalign Rival’s Allegedly Crooked Imports

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday launched an investigation into Align Technology Inc.'s allegations that a competitor and its Pakistan-based affiliate are importing teeth-straightening products that infringe Align's patents on the Invisalign system.

The ITC “has voted to institute an investigation of ... incremental dental positioning adjustment appliances, or orthodontic aligners, and the digital models, digital data, and treatment plans used to manufacture those appliances,” the agency said in a statement.

The investigation follows Align's March 1 ITC complaint, alleging that Houston-based ClearCorrect Operating LLC...
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