Monday, July 11, 2022

3Shape Confirms Filing of US Patent Infringement Complaint Against Medit Related to Wireless Scanning, Scanning Software, and Shade Measurement


Intraoral scanning is continuing to increase in dentistry.  Because of that, acquiring customers and maintaining relationships is imperative to these companies.  We are saying lots of players in this market currently and companies are determined to keep the intellectual property safe as they work to attain market share.  Needless to say, some lawsuits will be occurring.  Here is the latest info on one such lawsuit.  This information was released on July 7, 2022 by 3Shape.

3Shape A/S confirmed today that it recently filed a complaint against Medit, asserting that Medit intraoral scanner systems infringe 3Shape patents related to wireless scanning, scanning software and tooth color shade measurement. 

3Shape filed the complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint seeks monetary damages as well as injunctive relief. 

Regarding the infringement complaint, Thomas Kirkbak, Director, Litigation & Compliance at 3Shape said, “The innovation and scanner technology in 3Shape TRIOS are unique and fundamental to why we are the choice of doctors. 3Shape TRIOS has received the Best of Class award for intraoral scanners an unprecedented ten years in a row. We simply cannot allow other companies to copy our hard-earned technology and infringe on our patents.”

3Shape asserts that certain Medit intraoral scanner systems, including the i500, i600, i700 and i700 Wireless, infringe a number of 3Shape patents and, that the i700 Wireless scanner system infringes a 3Shape patent covering wireless scanning technology. 

The patents named in the Complaint are 3Shape U.S. Patent No. 9,629,551; U.S. Patent No. 10,064,553, U.S. Patent No. 10,695,151 and U.S. Patent No. 11,076,146.


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