Apple Now Owns the Patent On Capacitive Touchscreens [Updated]Kwame Opam6/22/11 10:44am207EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkAccording to PC Mag, Apple was just awarded a major patent that could affect the entire smartphone market. More than three years after filing for it, Apple now has the patent on capacitive touchscreen technology certain touchscreen behaviors. Good for them. Potentially bad for everybody else. Updated.