Apple awarded multi-touch patent

by admin January 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Apple has been awarded a patent protecting their touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics. Commonly used in the iPhone, this protects the method of multi touch and could cause issues for devices such as the recently announced Palm Pre and Microsoft’s Surface machines.

According to World of Apple the patent awarded was number 7,479,949 on January 20, 2009. Originally applied for on April 11, 2008, the patent covers multi-touch and all associated gestures such as pinch, swipe and rotation.

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