ST. PAUL, Minn. – June 23, 2009 -- 3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court for the District of Minnesota today against EnvisionWare Inc. seeking injunctive relief and damages for infringement. The suit alleges that EnvisionWare’s sale of library systems, including self-service circulation systems and handheld radio frequency identification (RFID) library systems, constitutes infringement of 3M’s patents.
3M has been the leading innovator in library technology for the past forty years. 3M has invested enormous resources in developing technologies that have fundamentally changed and improved the way libraries work today.
3M is represented by Faegre and Benson.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 76,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.