3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. have settled a patent infringement
lawsuit brought by 3M in federal district court in Las Vegas, Nev.,
against South Korea-based Tovis Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary Tovis North
America, and Scientific Games Corp. Terms of the settlement were not
The suit alleged that certain Tovis touch display products which are
used by Scientific Games in its gaming machines infringed 3M’s U.S.
Patents 8,179,381; 9,823,786; 8,274,494; 8,704,799; 10,078,408;
10,101,868; 10,114,516; and 10,126,901.
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 used in interactive whiteboards, conferencing systems, and
digital signage displays.
Earlier this year, 3M settled a similar patent infringement lawsuit
against Elo Touch Solutions Inc.
“3M is encouraged to have been able to settle this matter. 3M invests
substantially in research and development to create innovative products
for our customers,” said Makoto Ishii, vice president and general
manager, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division. “We will continue to
defend our intellectual property to protect those investments against
unauthorized use and infringement by metal mesh manufacturers, touch
panel integrators, and original equipment manufacturers.”
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