Ivoclar Vivadent settles its patent suit against Talladium with license agreement

Schaan, Liechtenstein – 21 February 2014

In December 2013 Ivoclar Vivadent filed a patent infringement suit against Talladium, Inc. based in Valencia, CA (USA), asserting that certain dental blanks sold or made by Talladium infringed at least one Ivoclar Vivadent patent. Today, Ivoclar Vivadent announced that it will dismiss its patent infringement lawsuit against Talladium after signing a license agreement covering certain zirconia discs sold or made by Talladium. Ivoclar Vivadent considers its technology and patents very valuable and will remain resolute and active in asserting its patents.

About Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world's leadingmanufacturers of innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications. Thecompany'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 24 countries, and it employs over 3,000 people worldwide. More information about Ivoclar Vivadent is available at www.ivoclarvivadent.com.