Ivoclar Vivadent withdraws patent suits against 3M

July 19, 2012

3M and Ivoclar Vivadent have announced that they have settled their respective lawsuits in Germany and the U.S.

The Ivoclar Vivadent suits alleged that 3M Filtek composite dental restoratives infringed its patents. Ivoclar Vivadent voluntarily withdrew its German and U.S. patent infringement suits against 3M prompting the settlement. These actions settle a six-month lawsuit between the parties.