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Neonode® Issued Foundational User-Interface Patent for Virtual Keyboards

Published April 9, 2014 in Press release

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 9, 2014– Neonode, Inc. (NEON-NASDAQ), the Optical Touch Company, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on April 8, 2014, issued to Neonode patent number 8,692,806 (the ‘806 patent) for entering text on a virtual keyboard.

The new ‘806 user-interface patent covers the disambiguation of an intended one of a plurality of icons, when a finger covers more than one icon. Essentially, when an individual’s finger touches more than one icon on a virtual keyboard (of any touch technology), this method intelligently determines the intended key target, based on a pattern of locations detected by the touch detector, and it selects the appropriate icon/key based on their relative positions. The new Neonode ‘806 patent has priority dating back to 2001.

The issuance of this foundational user-interface patent brings Neonode’s patent total to 133, which includes 36 issued patents and 97 patents pending. This compares with Neonode’s patent total of 68 on December 31, 2012, which included 9 patents issued and 59 pending.

For further information please contact:
Daniel Gelbtuch
Senior VP of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
+1 917.509.9582
daniel.gelbtuch@neonode.com

About Neonode Inc.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses the next generation of MultiSensing® touch technologies, allowing companies to differentiate themselves by making high performing touch solutions at a competitive cost. Neonode is at the forefront of providing unparalleled user experiences that offer significant advantages for OEM’s. This includes state-of-the-art technology features such as low latency pen or brush sensing, remarkably high speed scanning, proximity, pressure, and depth sensing capabilities and object-size measuring.

Neonode’s patented MultiSensing® technology is developed for a wide range of devices like Windows 8 PC´s, monitors and all-in-one computers, chromebook laptops, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers, toys and gaming consoles, printers and office equipment, automotive or inflight infotainment systems. NEONODE, the NEONODE Logo, MULTISENSING and zFORCE are trademarks of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. ZFORCE PLUS, ZFORCE AIR, ZFORCE RADIUS, ZFORCE NEMO, LIQUID SENSING, and ALWAYSON are trademarks of Neonode Inc.

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