Patent suit between Sonendo's PIPStek, Biolase heats up
PIPStek, a subsidiary of Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave root canal disinfection system, filed a lawsuit against Biolase claiming that Biolase's laser violates two of its patents. Biolase calls the claims against its Waterlase laser "meritless."
January 25, 2023
LightForce appoints Roger George to board of directors
LightForce Orthodontics has appointed Roger George to the company's board of directors as of July 26. George previously served as senior vice president of global legal and regulatory affairs at Align Technology.
July 26, 2022
Sonendo purchases FluidFile's assets
Dental technology company Sonendo has purchased all assets of FluidFile, an Israeli developer of alternative root canal treatments.
October 4, 2021
SmileDirectClub granted patent, plans store reopenings
SmileDirectClub has been awarded a patent for its SmileShop intellectual property.
April 28, 2020
Philips wins IP infringement disputes in Europe
Royal Philips has announced the successful outcome of several intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes with manufacturers and sellers of power toothbrushes and brush heads following targeted legal actions in Europe.
November 26, 2019
B&D Dental builds on zirconia patent portfolio
B&D Dental has increased its dental zirconia and coloring patent portfolio to eight with a recently issued patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
November 17, 2019
Strauss Diamond reaches deal with Align Technology
Dental rotary products distributor Strauss Diamond Instruments has discontinued the sales of its scanner cover products MagicSleeve and MagicSleeve Ultra for use with Align Technology's intraoral scanners.
November 6, 2019
Tab32 launches new version of VoIP system
Software developer Tab32 has launched a new version of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system.
September 13, 2016
J&J offloads Rembrandt to Ranir
Johnson & Johnson has sold the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand to Ranir, a Michigan-based manufacturer of oral and personal healthcare products.
July 24, 2016
Nobel Biocare sues Neodent for patent infringement of implants
Nobel Biocare has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Neodent USA, alleging infringement of two patents relating to the design of Nobel Biocare's NobelActive line of dental implants. But Neodent has responded that it intends to vigorously defend itself against Nobel's allegations.
September 29, 2014
3M ESPE named 'most innovative' dental company
3M ESPE was named the most innovative company in the dental industry by the Anaheim Group.
February 6, 2014
Procter & Gamble sues CAO Group
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has filed a lawsuit against CAO Group alleging that CAO is violating P&G's intellectual property by manufacturing and selling its Sheer White, Sheer FluorX, and Sheer DesenZ products.
May 20, 2013
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