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On 9 January, the court ruled that Medit’s i500 intra-oral scanner violates 3Shape’s European patent no. 2568870B1 regarding its hole-closing technology. Since the scanner infringes the patent in question, the marketing, sale and commercial use of the scanner in its current version is now 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,” said Tais Clausen, 3Shape co-founder and co-CEO.
The same patent has been issued in Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, in addition to Germany.