Company Apple has taken out the patent on multi-touch.
Some days ago the patent bureau of the USA has given out Apple the patent for firm technology multi-touch, used in Apple iPhone under the name «Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics».
Now struggle against competing products iPhone, such as Palm Pre and Google Android, can be translated in a legal field. Under the threat as well eeePC with multi-touch touchpad. Probably lawyers Apple already prepare a series of claims.
We will remind that the technology multi-touch allows to operate the interface of phone by means of one or several touches to the display. For example, the touch of 2 fingers simultaneously allows to scale the image, and turn of two fingers on the display allows to rotate the image.