GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - March 15, 2018 — Ranir, LLC today announced that a resolution has been reached between P&G and Ranir regarding P&G patent rights and Ranir’s tooth whitening strip products. P&G is the owner or licensee of many patents relating to tooth whitening strip technology.
On March 20, 2017, P&G filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ranir, asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,891,453 and 5,894,017 with respect to certain Ranir tooth whitening strip products. P&G and Ranir have worked together to negotiate a mutually-agreeable resolution to the underlying dispute, as well as new disputes related to P&G’s significant patent portfolio that includes broad patent coverage of tooth whitening strips for years to come. Although the specific terms of the settlement are confidential, the agreement resolves all known patent disputes between P&G and Ranir in the U.S. and in Canada regarding tooth whitening strip products. As part of the settlement agreement, Ranir agreed to certain confidential commercial terms in exchange for rights to P&G patents that allow Ranir to remain in the tooth whitening strip market.