By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in 3 Shape A/S v. Align Technology, Inc., the Court denied Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims for direct, indirect and willful infringement pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). In short, Defendant argued that Plaintiff’s pre-suit induced infringement and contributory and willful infringement claims failed to meet the pleading standards set forth in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009), and Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007). Id. at *1. The Court disagreed finding that the Complaint sufficiently pled claims for direct, contributory and willful infringement. Id. at *2-7.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.