Multitouch and Android, + Clipper Chip
I read that the European version of Android 2.1 is multitouch, while the US version not, and it was suggested it was some sort of patent problem.
Although Apple is not the inventor of multitouch, it has a number of patents of the type [multitouch on a phone] and so on in the US, courtesy of the US Patent Office policy of letting anyone patent the wheel.
I don't see how this companies work differs from any previous stream encryption chip, like this one from 2005, but even the Clipper Chip was from 1994.
Looks like another case of the USPTO not doing its job and destroying US inventors in the process.