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Align Technology obtains the enforcement of permanent injunctions from a German court relating to patents

  • Align Technology (ALGN -1.5%) slips today, despite announcing late yesterday that a German court had ordered the enforcement of permanent injunctions against Ortho Caps GmbH and Rasteder KFO Spezial-Labor GmbH, ruling that the two companies had infringed on ALGN's patents related to its clear aligner therapy systems.
  • The lawsuits were filed separately by ALGN in December 2011.
  • The injunctions will require Ortho Caps and Rasteder KFO to account for all sales for their infringing products and pay any damages to ALGN resulting from their infringement.
  • The firms also were barred from making, offering to sell and selling in Germany any of the products the court found to infringe the patents.
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