Patent applications related to that trackpad were published in the end of 2013, under an unknown applicant name: Yknots Industries LLC, in Delaware... See for example http://www.google.com/patents/WO20131883..., http://www.google.com/patents/WO20131656..., among others. Once those worldwide patent applications enter in national phases (such as US), they become assigned to Apple Inc.
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