Ivoclar Vivadent Withdraws Patent Suits Against 3M
3M (NYSE: MMM) 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.
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