3M & Mitsubishi sign agreement for 3M’s Metal Mesh Technology
06 August 2020: 3M, 3M Innovative Properties Co. and Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. (MPM) have signed a patent license agreement for the use of 3M’s metal mesh technology. As part of the agreement, MPM, a provider of metal mesh touch solutions, has taken a royalty-bearing patent license from 3M, according to an official release.
It may be noted that 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, large format touch sensors are often utilized in interactive whiteboards, conferencing systems and digital signage displays.
Makoto Ishii, Vice President, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division, said: “We will continue to expand our licensing initiative to enable authorized use of our patented technology by more customers as we defend our intellectual property rights against unauthorized use.”