imagine not reading the article!
"did you even read the article?? this patent doesn't relate to iphone and ipad multitouch - it's only relating to the trackpads on the laptops and desktops.
if they'd tried to get those included they'd have lost the case."
You may have read the article but you didn't read the patent. This patent covers the following:
A method for detecting the operative coupling of multiple fingers to a touch sensor involving the steps of:
scanning the touch sensor to (a) identify a first maxima in a signal corresponding to a first finger, (b) identify a minima following the first maxima, (c) identify a second maxima in a signal corresponding to a second finger following said minima, and
providing an indication of the simultaneous presence of two fingers in response to identification of said first and second maxima.
Still, why look at a patent before commenting on it, eh?