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Samsung patents rear touch control for future devices with transparent displays

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by 7 months ago
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Samsung was recently granted a patent for a smartphone with a transparent display with both front and back-touch. The Samsung patent takes display technology beyond flexible displays and into the realm of science-fiction by putting a see-through display on a smartphone. The patent describes several ways that users might interact with a smartphone with a transparent display, which fluctuate between a replacement for the AirView feature of the Galaxy Note 3 and the back-touch features of the PlayStation Vita. Many of the uses of the transparent display outlined in the patent seem to solve the problem of having a finger…

Microsoft and Apple lobby Congress in favor of patent trolls

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by 8 months ago
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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has created an amendment for his very own bill that removes a provision which allowed those being sued by patent trolls to challenge the validity of software patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His change of heart came after a big lobbying effort from certain parts of the tech industry.