The suit alleged that certain Elo Touch PCAP touch products infringed 3M’s patents relating to metal mesh conductor films.
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.
“3M is encouraged to have been able to settle this matter. 3M will continue to defend its intellectual property rights with metal mesh manufacturers, touch panel integrators and original equipment manufacturers,” said Makoto Ishii, VP and GM, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division.