Ormco Corp. Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Innovative Material and Devices

Oct. 24, 2016 – Plaintiff Ormco Corp. filed a complaint against Defendants Innovative Material and Devices, Inc., Innovative Material and Devices, LLC, and Ortho Prime, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging infringement of its patents, U.S. Patent No. 7,416,408, entitled “Aesthetic Self-Ligating Orthodontic Bracket” and U.S. Patent No. 7,704,072, entitled “Orthodontic Bracket.”  Ormco Corp. alleges that Defendants infringe these patents through the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, and/or importation of its product ProMIM, a self-ligating orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth.  The case is number 8-16-cv-01925, and is currently pending before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

By: Katherine E. Adams