Ivoclar Vivadent reaches settlement agreement with Dentsply ending patent dispute
Ivoclar Vivadent is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Dentsply to settle a patent dispute.
Nov 5th, 2014
Since October of last year, Ivoclar Vivadent has been engaged in patent infringement litigation in the United States and Germany against Dentsply International Inc., Dentsply Prosthetics U.S. LLC, and Degudent GmbH (“Dentsply”). These lawsuits filed by Ivoclar Vivadent sought to stop the sale and/or importation of certain lithium silicate dental blanks sold by Dentsply, and Ivoclar Vivadent was asserting that these Dentsply products infringed Ivoclar Vivadent patents. Ivoclar Vivadent has announced that it has reached an agreement with Dentsply to settle the dispute, under which Ivoclar Vivadent will dismiss any pending lawsuits against Dentsply in exchange for Dentsply executing a global patent license and settlement agreement with Ivoclar Vivadent.