Agreement on patent licensing

Ivoclar Vivadent and H.C. Starck agree on patent licensing


Schaan, Liechtenstein - 19 October 2015

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.

About Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, 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 25 countries, and it employs over 3,200 people worldwide. More information about Ivoclar Vivadent is available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com.