Ivoclar Vivadent and H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH announced today that they have arranged a license agreement that covers zirconium oxide dental blanks and methods of processing those blanks. The license agreement enables H.C. Starck Ceramics to use the rights protected by United States Patent Nos. 7,604,759 and 8,141,217, and several related foreign patents held by Ivoclar Vivadent.
With this agreement, both companies are committed to provide the market with innovative zirconium oxide dental products with unique material characteristics.
Source: Ivoclar Vivadent press release 19 October 2015