ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Unitek and 3M Innovative Properties Co. announced today that they
have filed a lawsuit against RMO, Inc. (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics –
Lingual Jet) alleging infringement of 3M’s patent related to lingual
orthodontic braces in Los Angeles, Calif.
3M has asserted U.S. Patents 6,776,614, 7,811,087, and 7,850,451, each
entitled “Modular System for Customized Orthodontic Appliances” cover
3M™ Unitek™ Incognito™ Lingual Braces.
3M also announced today that 3M Unitek, doing business as TOP-Service
fuer Lingulatechnik GmbH, is commencing infringement proceedings in
France under European Patent 1474064 against RMO Europe and Lingual Jet.
3M’s European Patent 1474064, “Modular System for Customized Orthodontic
Appliances” also covers 3M™ Unitek™ Incognito™ Lingual Braces, and is
registered in France.
In these actions, 3M is alleging infringement against RMO’s Lingual Jet™
lingual bracket system.
Incognito lingual braces address the demand for effective and invisible
orthodontic solutions. Unlike conventional braces, the Incognito system
is bonded to the tongue side of teeth.
3M continues to invest in extensive research and new laboratory methods
to improve orthodontic solutions for patients and is committed to
protecting its intellectual property and patent portfolio.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion
in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
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