2011 has been a busy year here at ClearCorrect.
I thought it might be helpful to review some of the stories you might have missed this year. Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
- We added snazzy new logos & images for you to download on ClearComm.
- We countersued Align, asserting that the patents they sued us over (plus a couple others) are invalid, thanks in part to over 70 years worth of undisclosed prior art. (The case is still ongoing, but Align is currently trying to persuade the court to dismiss one of our counterclaims if they promise not to pursue that patent against us anymore).
- We defined the core values that we hope will set us apart from the competition.
- Should you do IPR before impressions? Generally, no.
- We marked the passing of the innovative, inspring, and incomparable Steve Jobs.
- Paul Dinh demonstrated how to make your own aligners in a free video.
- We refreshed our treatment setups and demonstrated how to view them in ascreencast. (We're adding features to our website so quickly, this video is already half-obsolete. We'll try to record a new one soon.)
- We recorded our first interview with a ClearCorrect provider, Dr. Dale Brant. It came out even better than we expected. (If you're in Texas, and you'd like to be featured in an interview, let us know. Also, the camcorder is still available.)
- We updated our timeline to include Phase Zero.
- We announced that, thanks to Phase Zero, we can let doctors judge their own impressions, instead of rejecting them based on arbitrary standards. We also explained how you can use Phase Zero to evaluate the accuracy of our models before you even approve a treatment setup.
And that pretty much wrapped up the year.
We have some cool stuff in store for 2012, starting with a major announcement next week that we're really, really excited about.
Thank you for all your support. We love you guys.
Happy New Year, everybody!