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  • 6/25/15 3:57 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the next step in its ongoing program to license to the dental industry 3M's patented technologies in various areas of ceramic-based dental restorations, 3M has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Düsseldorf, Germany. On June 23, 2015, 3M filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Düsseldorf, Germany, against Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH located in Neuler, Germany, and Zirkonzahn SRL located in Gais, South Tyrol, Italy. The lawsuit allegesmore...
  • 6/24/15 12:12 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starting a new life in an unfamiliar country takes a lot of courage. For Tsehay Woldeyes, coming to the United States meant hope for a more peaceful life. As a political refugee from Ethiopia, Woldeyes had to flee her country in 2003 and leave her parents and two young kids behind. But thanks to the help of 3M’s Legal Affairs team, Woldeyes is now a passport-carrying U.S. citizen with both her kids beside her. “Things were very hard formore...
  • 6/23/15 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Safety from KKR for a total enterprise value of $2.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately $0.7 billion of debt, net of cash acquired. Capital Safety is a leading global provider of fall protection equipment, one of the fastest-growing safety categories within the global personal protective equipment industry. The personal protectivemore...
  • 6/22/15 3:43 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today named Matthew J. Ginter, treasurer and vice president, Investor Relations, effective July 1. He will report to Nicholas C. Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “Matt is an exceptional leader whose financial market experience, strategic thinking skills and knowledge of the company qualify him well to lead our treasury and investor relations organizations,” said Gangestad. A 25-year 3Mmore...
  • 6/22/15 1:30 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Korea Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit on June 19, 2015, in the Seoul Central District Court against LMS Co. Ltd. The suit alleges that certain LMS Co. Ltd. light management film package products, including a light management film package product sold under the product name of “XLAS,” infringe 3M’s Korean Patent No. 1,074,570 titled "Method for Stacking Surface Structured Optical Filmsmore...
  • 6/19/15 12:06 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most book-lovers don’t care whether they get content via print, eBook or eAudio—they just want to enjoy it; and libraries want to make it easy. 3M Library Systems is always working to make the connections between print and digital collections more seamless. Now, the company is unveiling a new integration between the 3M™ SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface and the 3M™ Cloud Library that will offer a new, easy way for patrons discover and borrowmore...
  • 6/18/15 2:53 pm CDT
    3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company, has released its 55-inch Multi-Touch Display C5567PW. The interactive system supports 60 simultaneous touches in the largest display format to date from 3M, providing new opportunities for multi-user collaboration, education and information delivery for a wide variety of large-format display applications.3M will exhibit the C5567PW display this week at InfoComm 2015 (Booth 3051).“Providing 60 simultaneous touches in a large-formatmore...
  • 6/18/15 11:46 am CDT
    Today’s students will ultimately decide how we solve tomorrow’s challenges, and 10 young scientists are being recognized today for showing that the next generation does not have to wait until they graduate college to help change the world for the better.Discovery Education and 3M have announced that 10 students from across the country have been named finalists in the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for their use of scientific thinking and imagination to dream up amore...
  • 6/16/15 8:47 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexcare Waterproof Bandages will once again be put to the test this summer with the added scrapes, cuts and bites that go along with the season. To spotlight the superior performance of its bandages, Nexcare Brand from 3M Company today launched a new fully-integrated digital campaign and contest, Nexcare “What Will Nana Do Next?” The star of the engaging campaign is an unexpected product tester – the brave and daring Nexcare Nana, reprising hermore...
  • 6/15/15 10:27 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and Catheter Connections Inc. announced today that they have settled the patent infringement litigation in the United States District Courts of California and Utah and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office between 3M’s newly acquired Ivera Medical Corp. and Catheter Connections Inc. The settlement relates to disinfecting port protector intellectual property, including Catheter Connections’ DualCap System™ products and 3M™ Curos™more...