MRO Magazine

3M and Zirkonzahn Settle Patent Infringement Action

January 5, 2016
By Business Wire News

ST. PAUL, Minn.

3M Company and Zirkonzahn SRL and Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH, announced today they have amicably settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by 3M under 3M’s European Patent No. 1,154,969 B2 against Zirkonzahn before the district court of Düsseldorf, Germany.

The suit involved 3M’s patented technology that enables dimensionally precise sintering of dental ceramics. As a result of the settlement, Zirkonzahn SRL and Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M to the end of the patent protection period.

About Zirkonzahn
Zirkonzahn was founded by MDT Enrico Steger in 2003. The company impartially and passionately searches for unconventional and clever dental solutions. The main goal of its 270 employees is to provide quality and precision to customers.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

Lori Anderson, 651-733-0831
Andreas Thurner