But, with the patent system being what it is, and with stupid patents, for stupid obvious things issued to every patent troll who asks, and then used to extort money from legit businesses, it never hurts to think a bit ahead. Into such obvious things, like how flexible displays might be used, when they become available.
And, while others are busy imagining, drawing and presenting us the concepts of how our flexible gadgets might look in the future, why not just patent every use case you can think of, right now?
Well, it seems that LG just went, and did exactly that, with their “Mobile terminal using flexible display and method of controlling the mobile terminal” patent application.
LG patents flexible display gadget form factors
Posted on Friday, May 28 2010 @ 10:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Unwired View spotted that LG has patented some flexible display gadget form factors: