Call it a coincidence: The same day Apple issued invites to a press event to reveal the next-gen iPad (and more?), the company was also awarded 24 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for its multi-touch tech.
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The patents, revealed by Patently Apple, include the Magic Mouse's 3D curved substrate lamination, multi-point touchscreen and multi-touch auto scanning.
Perhaps the most notable patent among them -- the multi-point touchscreen -- was actually an update to a patent granted in 2010, but it's now supported by 21 total claims.
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Now Apple's multi-point patent extends to PCs and mobile devices. It could even extend to computer systems at information kiosks, ATMs, gaming, vending machines and airline eticket terminals.
Check out the video above to learn more about the touchscreen patent and the Magic Mouse patent.
This story originally published on Mashable here.