As you may have heard, it was announced yesterday that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) stayed the cease and desist orders that were issued against us in the patent infringement action filed by Align Technology, Inc.
The ITC found that the equities of the case required that the status quo be maintained until the appeal is decided. As such, there will be no disruption to ClearCorrect's business operations during the appeal.
The ITC’s ruling came shortly after the ITC was notified of recent developments in a case in Germany. In the German case, Align sued a competitor for patent infringement. In that case, several of Align’s patents were recently found by the German court to be invalid. One of the patents at issue in the German case is the European equivalent of one of the key patents at issue in Align’s action against ClearCorrect.
In summation, it's business as usual at ClearCorrect... and we look forward to continuing to service our providers.