The idea of a sliding keyboard is appealing. Thanks to this, users will be able to type with relative comfort. As per the patent, the keyboard slides out and can be used for typing. So you dont need to buy a separate accessory like a Book Cover keyboard. Samsung is likely to design a locking mechanism that prevents the keyboard from sliding out accidentally.
All those industry insiders who responded are bullish, which is an interesting change after many years of insiders being bearish, or at best cautiously optimistic. Indeed, the sentiment expressed across the board by experts from both the monetization / licensing world and litigation world is surprising, at least at first glance. And, as you will read below, while at least several people cited the uncertainty around patent eligibility in the United States, there is real optimism because license deals are getting done and policy changes show evolutionary changes in the IP ecosystem. 2b1af7f3a8