3M and Dai Nippon Printing Complete Patent License Agreement for Metal Mesh Technology


ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) have signed a patent license agreement for the use of 3M’s metal mesh technology.

Metal mesh conductor technology is widely used in the construction of projected capacitive touch sensors for consumer and commercial applications. Metal mesh conductors have broad applicability across touch sensors of all sizes. In particular notebooks, tablets and convertibles, which incorporate pen functionality as well as large format touch sensors that are often utilized in interactive whiteboards, conferencing systems, and digital signage displays.

As part of the agreement, DNP, a leading provider of metal mesh conductor film, will take a royalty-bearing patent license from 3M.

“We are pleased to add Dai Nippon Printing to our growing list of licensees and look forward to expanding our relationship in the coming months and years,” said Makoto Ishii, vice president and general manager, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division. “We will continue to expand our licensing program to enable authorized use of our patented technology by more customers as we defend our intellectual property rights against unauthorized use by metal mesh manufacturers.”

Learn more about 3M Touch Systems at www.3M.com/touch.

To learn more about 3M’s licensing program contact 3M at: metalmesh.licensing@mmm.com.

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