Microsoft Uses My Name on Patent Application for Surface Pen
Free Patents Online has a PDF showing a new application from Microsoft for a Surface Pen. The pen appears to have an in built OLED screen to display alerts to users right there on the pen.
A digital inking device can automatically adapt its interaction modality to provide contextually relevant status information and contextually relevant user interface control elements based on a user's activity.
It will be interesting to see the future of Surface Pen devices.