After a favorable ruling for Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) back in May, the International Trade Commission further reviewed the company’s patent infringement case against Pakistani dental device maker ClearCorrect.
Align’s patents include technology used in the Invisalign transparent orthodontic mouthpieces, and the company is requesting a cease-and-desist order against the Pakistan-based device maker and its U.S. affiliate.
In May, an ITC judge made the initial determination in the case, agreeing that ClearCorrect infringed on patents. Now, the ITC is reviewing the judge’s initial determination. Align sent out an update to investors regarding the patent infringement, assuring shareholders the additional review is standard ITC operating procedure.
Roger George, Align Technology’s general counsel, called the ITC’s decision to review the judge’s determination "neither unexpected nor remarkable," in a company statement. He said the ITC almost always reviews initial determination findings.
The ITC will hand down the final decision about 37 valid claims from 6 different Align patents in September, according to the company press release.