Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, the Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods of Making the Same; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 1, 2012, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California. On March 22, 2012, Align filed a ``corrected'' complaint. The complaint, as corrected, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain digital models, digital data, and treatment plans for use in making incremental dental positioning adjustment appliances, the appliances made therefrom, and methods of making the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,217,325 (``the `325 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,705,863 (``the `863 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,626,666 (``the `666 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,070,487 (``the `487 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,471,511 (``the `511 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,722,880 (``the `880 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,134,874 (``the `874 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue cease and desist orders.