3M and LG-Innotek Complete Patent License Agreement for 3M’s Metal Mesh Technology


ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. and LG-Innotek (LGIT) have signed a royalty-bearing 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 such as touch sensors commonly used in notebooks, tablets and convertibles that incorporate pen functionality, as well as interactive whiteboards, conferencing systems, and digital signage displays.

“We are pleased to have come to agreement with LG-Innotek and to add them to our growing list of licensees,” 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, touch panel integrators, and original equipment 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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