3M and Ivoclar Vivadent announced today that they have settled their
respective lawsuits in Germany and the U.S.
The Ivoclar Vivadent suits alleged that 3M FiltekTM 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.
About Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of
innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications. The
company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products and
systems, strong research and development capabilities and a clear
commitment to training and further education. The company has wholly
owned subsidiaries in 22 countries, and it employs 2,500 people
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion
in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
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3M and Filtek are trademarks of 3M.
Ivoclar Vivadent is a trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.