LG Patent App Seeks To Patent A Variety Of Flexible Screen Uses

Posted: May 26 2010, 2:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:20pm CDT, in News | Technology News


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Sony showed off that sweet new rollable, flexible OLED screen today that is very cool. Sony isn’t the only company working hard to bring flexible displays to market. LG is also working hard on flexible displays that can be used in future products.

Apparently, LG has decided to try and patent any and every use for a flexible screen they can think of. At least then, if the company can't make the screens or products themselves, they can force licensing fees out of competitors for their patented designs.

The patent line art shows that LG envisions wearable screens, screens on cereal boxes, and screens that fold. I have seen that folding screen design in a lot of places already. If the USPTO grants this patent, someone there should be shot. We so seriously need a patent overhaul in America it's not even funny. How can you patent an idea, without even having the product for something like putting a screen on a box?

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