Apple’s iPhone patents and Palm’s Pre

Engadget has a very good in-depth analysis of the patent Apple recently received, which supposedly patents multi-touch (which Palm also implemented on its Pre phone). As it turns out, it’s all not as bad as it seemed initially.

So where’s the “multitouch patent” everyone keeps going on about? Well, we certainly couldn’t find the sort of broad patent that would qualify, and we didn’t find much of anything that would keep anyone from using multitouch gestures like pinch-to-zoom — in fact, Apple has a better patent position with regard to pinching gestures to cut, copy and paste than it does on pinching to zoom.