Align Technology suing 3Shape Inc.

I wonder which is worse, having one’s patents infringed or inconveniencing one’s customers. Comments?

Align Technology to Discontinue Acceptance of Digital Scan Submissions From 3Shape TRIOS Scanners in the United States
Marketwired December 20, 2017

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired - December 20, 2017) - Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) announced today that due to 3Shape’s infringing conduct and the resulting litigation against Shape A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark and 3Shape Inc. of Warren N.J. (collectively “3Shape.”), the company terminated its Invisalign interoperability contract with 3Shape and will no longer be able to accept digital scans for new Invisalign treatment and/or retention cases from TRIOS scanners in the United States, effective January 31*, 2018. Doctors who need to submit additional TRIOS scans for an existing Invisalign case (for refinement or additional aligners) will still be able to do so.…

Denny Schlesinger