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Neonode(R) Issued US Patent for Touch-and-Glide Gesture

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Neonode Inc., (Nasdaq: NEON), the optical-touch technology licensing company, announced today, that on August 19 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent #8,812,993 ('993) for sweep gestures.

The '993 patent has 136 patent citations and 44 non-patent citations, and covers transitioning a touch screen device from a tap-absent state, wherein tap-activatable icons are absent, to a tap-present state, wherein tap-activatable icons are present, in response to a touch-and-glide gesture.

This patent expands Neonode's family of sweep gesture patents, including US Patent Nos. 8,095,879 and 8,650,510. Neonode's sweep gesture patents have priority dating back to 2002.

Three additional US patents also issued on August 19 to Neonode:

US patent #8,810,551 for Light-Based Finger Gesture User Interface
US design patent #D711,369 for Tablet Computer
US design patent #D711,342 for Mobile Phone
US patent Nos. 8,810,551 and D711,369 cover multiple aspects of the Company's patented zForceTMAirTM technology. These patents raise the number of Neonode issued patents to 21 in the US and 49 worldwide.

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