Originally Posted by Zeddicus
According to Wikipedia, the patent Wacom has for "electromagnetic resonance technology" is expired. I'm not sure this helps though as they probably have a ton of other patents for the exact same thing, with only slight variations to the design (or just the wording lol). Given the length of patents, it's entirely possible we may see more of Wacom's expire in the near future. Naturally this would be a really good thing for consumers, so long as there are companies out there willing to risk everything it would take to produce and market their competing product. There is also the potential for a patent lawsuit from Wacom to consider, even if it is expired. This all makes it a pretty risky venture.
I look forward to seeing what Wacom produces, though not the price which I agree will certainly be very high. I always figured they would do this eventually, especially with how popular this type of tablet has become. I'm only surprised it took them this long.
Thanks for the links. I can't wait for Genius priced non battery powered pen
Can't wait for Genius to release their own 'Cintic' line of device too.