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    This sounds pretty cool.. It sounds like battery life will be improving in our Treos in a few years..

    "... Palm has invented, and received a patent for a highly transparent touchscreen technology, that does not detract from the brightness of the LCD/OLED screen that it is integrated with."

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    Hmm. The patent application was filed in 2001. I would think it would already be incorporated into the product line today...
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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim
    Hmm. The patent application was filed in 2001. I would think it would already be incorporated into the product line today...
    He's right...
    Quote Originally Posted by Brandorr
    This sounds pretty cool.. It sounds like battery life will be improving in our Treos in a few years..

    "... Palm has invented, and received a patent for a highly transparent touchscreen technology, that does not detract from the brightness of the LCD/OLED screen that it is integrated with."

    http://stockoperator.livejournal.com/
    two to three more years is just about Palm's speed.
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    To file for a patent, you don't actually have to have an implementation of the patented technology, or even have the first clue as to how to make it work. For instance, awhile back Microsoft filed for a patent on the use of human skin as an electrical conduit--to charge wearable devices like watches and headsets. These sorts of patents are basically just land grabs, laying claim to an idea rather than to an actual workable technology. When and if somebody actually develops a low-glare touchscreen, Palm will claim ownership of the tech instead of the inventors.

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