Certain Color Intraoral Scanners and Related Hardware and Software; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 14, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Align Technology, Inc. of San Jose, California. An amended complaint and supplement were filed on December 4, 2017. The amended complaint 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 color intraoral scanners and related hardware and software by reason of infringement of one or more of U.S. Patent No. 8,363,228 (``the '228 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,451,456 (``the '456 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,675,207 (``the '207 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,101,433 (``the '433 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,948,931 (``the '931 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 6,685,470 (``the '470 patent''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.