Apple Squashes Google Multitouch?
The multitouch patent (#7,479,949) granted to Apple is titled "Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics." The company applied for the patent on April 18 of last year.
During Apple's earning call last month, COO Tim Cook hinted at a possible legal fight against Palm for the Pre's multitouch capabilities, something Google appeared intent on avoiding by bowing to the iPhone maker's request.
Palm says it will go ahead with plans to launch its Pre smartphone. The longtime PDA vendor also says it will defend itself if necessary against any legal action by the iPhone maker.