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.
As part of the agreement, MNtech, a leading provider of metal mesh conductor film, will take a royalty-bearing patent license from 3M.
“We are pleased that after a careful review of 3M’s metal mesh patent portfolio, MNtech has become our first licensee. We look forward to expanding our relationship with MNtech in the coming months and years,” said Makoto Ishii, VP and GM, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division. “We will continue to defend our intellectual property rights with other metal mesh manufacturers to enable authorized use of our patented technology by more customers.”