“On December twentieth, The Washington Post reported that ‘Apple Inc. won a patent-infringement ruling that bans some HTC Corp. smartphones from the U.S. starting next year, bolstering efforts to prove that devices running Google Inc.’s Android operating system copy the iPhone,’” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“And today, the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published yet another core iPhone multitouch victory for Apple that will bolster their legal arsenal,” Purcher reports. “This particular multitouch related patent focuses on the oscillator signal and circuit, which are central to sensing a touch event on a touch display.”

Purcher reports, “This is the type of patent that could help Apple in legal battles with copycat designers. It’s one of the 200 patents that Steve Jobs pointed to when launching the iPhone.”

Much more, along with a classic photo collage of Steve Jobs introducing the revolutionary iPhone at Macworld in January 2007, in the full article here.