3Shape wins patent infringement lawsuit against Medit
Use of the Medit i500 intraoral scanner in its current version in Germany is hereby considered illegal
Copenhagen, January 13, 2020 – 3Shape announced today that the company has received a favorable ruling in first instance from the internationally highly esteemed German District Court of Düsseldorf in a patent infringement case filed by 3Shape against Medit Corp.
On January 9, the District Court of Düsseldorf in Germany ruled that Medit’s i500 intraoral scanner violates 3Shape’s European Patent no. 2 568 870 B1 on its hole-closing technology.
As the German court has ruled that the Medit i500 intraoral scanner infringes, all marketing, sale and commercial use of the Medit i500 intraoral scanner in its current version is found to be illegal in Germany.
“We invest heavily in our innovative technologies and over a third of our employees work in R&D functions. 3Shape’s scanning technologies are unique and fundamental to the TRIOS scanner’s high ratings among doctors. Therefore, we cannot allow competitors to copy our hard-earned technology breakthroughs or infringe our patents”, says Tais Clausen, 3Shape Co-Founder and Co-CEO.
In addition to Germany, the same European Patent no. 2 568 870 B1 has also been issued in Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Great Britain.