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Ivoclar Vivadent settles its patent suit against Heany Industries with license agreement


Schaan, Liechtenstein - 04 November 2015

Ivoclar Vivadent announced that it will dismiss a lawsuit it filed against Heany Industries, Inc. after executing a settlement and license agreement with Heany Industries. The agreement was executed to end patent litigation involving Ivoclar’s United States Patent Nos. 7,604,759 and 8,141,217, and several related foreign patents that cover zirconia dental blanks and methods of processing those blanks. This lawsuit and agreement is the latest in several patent enforcement measures conducted by Ivoclar Vivadent involving its patents protecting dental ceramics technology. Ivoclar Vivadent is committed to asserting and defending its intellectual property rights, in particular in the area of dental ceramics.

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.