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Ortho Caps challenges Align Technologya[euro](tm)s patents in Europe.

M2 PHARMA-January 19, 2012-Ortho Caps challenges Align Technologya[euro](tm)s patents in Europe(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

19 January 2012 - Ortho Caps GmbH, a German dental products company, has challenged several of Align Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:ALGN) European patents, as a response to Align Technology's patent infringement lawsuit filed against Ortho Caps on 21 December 2011 in the District Court of Dusseldorf.

The challenge is against Align Technology's European Patents EP2263599B1, EP2263598B1 and EP1143872B1. These patents are still in a period allocated for filing an opposition and thus a successful opposition from Ortho Caps could make them invalid in all 27 European countries.

Ortho Caps plans to file invalidity lawsuits against two more European patents EP1369091B1 and EP989828B1 held by Align Technology.

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