Judge Finds Invisalign Maker Can't Dodge Monopoly Claims

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge has recommended the maker of popular teeth-straightening technology Invisalign should not escape a rival's antitrust suit alleging the company orchestrated an anti-competitive scheme to take over the market for clear aligners and the intraoral scanners used to make them.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Hall wrote in a 20-page report Wednesday that the district court must deny Align Technology Inc.'s request to throw out the case, saying dental equipment manufacturer 3Shape Trios A/S' amended complaint has plausibly alleged both anti-competitive conduct and relevant markets despite what Align alleged. 

Judge Hall said 3Shape has sufficiently alleged that Align...

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