Dental Monitoring filed a lawsuit against Grin for patent infringement over technology related to the company’s DM Scanbox.
Dental Monitoring has filed a lawsuit against Get-Grin Inc. (Grin) with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging infringement of two of its patents, claiming a dental imaging device and methods of using it to acquire dental images of a patient.
The patents in question are US Patent Nos. 11,532,079 and 11,599,997.
Dental Monitoring created the DM Scanbox, a device capable of remotely scanning the dental arch of a patient. The Patents-in-Suit relate to a core part of this technology.
“Dental Monitoring brought this new lawsuit against Get-Grin to continue protecting and stopping infringement of its intellectual property, which is the result of more than 9 years of pioneering work and investment in advancing teledental services and solutions,” said Philippe Salah, Dental Monitoring founder and chief executive officer. “As CEO, I take my responsibility to protect Dental Monitoring’s inventions seriously. We will continue to invest in innovation and expand and protect our intellectual property.”
Grin issued a statement on the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Dental Monitoring.
“Grin will vigorously fight Dental Monitoring’s patent lawsuit against Get-Grin’s platform,” said Adam Schulhof, Grin CEO. “Grin independently designed, developed, and commercialized the original technology for the Grin Scope and the entire Grin Platform. We, and the market, believe that our original technology is superior for their use cases.
“While Grin values and respects valid and enforceable intellectual property rights of others, Dental Monitoring’s patent lawsuit lacks merit,” said Schulhof. “We believe that the asserted Dental Monitoring patents are invalid and that Grin does not infringe any of the patents. Rather, we believe this lawsuit is an attempt to slow Grin’s growth and market adoption of its products, particularly as we head into the largest orthodontic convention of the year.”
Grin stated that the company looks forward to defending itself against Dental Monitoring’s lawsuit.
“Grin believes that market competition—not lawsuits—should decide which products and technology best serve customers,” said Schulhof.