Ivoclar Drops Patent Suit Against DENTSPLY, Licenses CAD/CAM Materials Technology

 Ivoclar Drops Patent Suit Against DENTSPLY, Licenses CAD/CAM Materials Technology

With a settlement agreement in place, Ivoclar Vivadent is dropping a patent infringement lawsuit filed against DENTSPLY International.

The lawsuit, filed in October 2013, claimed DENTSPLY International, DENTSPLY Prosthetics and Degudent GmbH infringed on Ivoclar Vivadent patents with the launch of a lithium silicate CAD/CAM material. The settlement agreement calls for DENTSPLY to execute a global patent license to use the technology, and Ivoclar Vivadent will drop the suit, according to a press release.

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Source: Ivoclar Vivadent

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