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Antitrust & Trade Reg.

Apr. 1, 2024

Align Technology prevails in defense of antitrust claims

U.S. District Judge Vince G. Chhabria highlighting the fact that Align’s cessation of interoperability with competitor devices was linked to an intellectual property dispute the company had with competitor 3Shape.

A U.S. judge in San Francsico granted summary judgment in two parallel class actions that accused the maker of Invisalign of anti-competitive conduct.

Align Technology, which was represented by a team of lawyers from Paul Hastings LLP, was accused of stopping its scanners from working with competitor scanners, offering discounts that favored using only Align products, and making exclusive deals with dentists and dental organizations. Simon...

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