Everyone that knows Apple in the tech community knows that Apple files for a lot of patents. The latest patent that was awarded to Apple has been on the books for many years but just now got approved. The multitouch patent is just what it seems, a patent on the multitouch capability that is found in most modern touchscreen phones. Everyone is unsure if Apple will go after other companies for having a touchscreen and just because a phone has a touchscreen doesn’t mean that it steps on this patents foot. If you’re interested to read all the details head on over to the US Patent Office’s website.