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Neonode Issued US Patent and Trademark for Touch Screen Technology

Published February 1, 2011 in Press release

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 1, 2011 – Neonode, Inc. (NEON.OB), the Optical Touch Screen Technology
Company, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of a patent aimed at small and medium-sized
screens. The patent for invention number 7,880,732 is for disambiguating a finger touch that covers more than
one character on a virtual keyboard, using a light-based touch screen. The patent is vital in protecting Neonode’s
touch screen technology and customer investments worldwide. This is Neonode’s fifth patent to issue. Neonode
has 17 additional patents pending worldwide for its zForce® touch screen technology. In addition, Neonode also
announced today that its touch screen technology name zForce® is now an official trademark registered by the US
Patent and Trademark Office.

“This latest patent makes claims in connection with our technology that enable a device to determine an intended
key when a user’s thumb covers more than one key on a virtual keyboard. We are delighted to add this patent to our
IP portfolio for our licensing customers,” said Thomas Eriksson, CEO.

Neonode’s patented touch screen technology, zForce®, supports high resolution pen writing in combination with
finger navigation including gestures, multi-touch, sweeps and much more. Unlike resistive and capacitive touch
screens, zForce® touch screens have no overlay on top of the display window and provide a 100% clear viewing
experience, free from reflection and parallax effects . Neonode’s touch solution for portable devices is many times
more cost effective than any other high performance touch solution in the market today and is the only viable
touch screen solution that will operate on the new revolutionary reflective display panels that will offer paper-like
reading experience in almost any ambient lighting condition while greatly reducing power consumption. Neonode
signed customer contracts with Sony Corporation, Koobe Inc and other global OEM’s and with automotive display
manufacturer Daesung. In addition, zForce® is currently being integrated into a variety of mobile phones, eReaders,
mobile internet and tablet PC devices.

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About Neonode Inc
Neonode Inc is the leading provider of optical touch screen solutions for hand-held and small to midsize devices.
Neonode is offering software licenses and engineering design services that enable companies to make high
functionality touch screens at a low cost. zForce ® is the name of Neonode’s proprietary patented touch screen
technology. Neonode Inc is listed on the OTCBB under the symbol NEON.OB. Neonode is a trademark and
zForce® is a registered trademark of Neonode Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including
statements regarding future products and technology developments. Such statements are only predictions and the
company’s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors
that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of Neonode to develop and sell new
products and technologies. These factors and others are more fully discussed in the documents the company files
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly, the company’s most recent Form 10-
K and Form 10-Q. Neonode and the Neonode logo are registered trademarks of Neonode Inc.


Thomas Eriksson, CEO
Tel: +46 8 667 17 17
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David Brunton, CFO
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