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11-23-2011, 08:21 PM #1
USPTO Museum Honors Steve Jobs With Patent Display
Steve Jobs death garnered attention from an incredible number of individuals and produced a wave of memorials ranging from street art to iPhone back plate mods.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va, might outdo them all.
The office recently unveiled an exhibit of 30 enormous iPhone-like models each displaying patents listing Jobs as inventor or co-inventor. The New York Times produced an interesting interactive collection of Steve Jobs patent collection as well. The USPTO’s exhibit is free to the public and displays over 300 patents.
“This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives. His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.” — Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos.
Invent Now—the non-profit organization which runs the USPTO’s National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum—designed and created and utilizes 30 interactive iPhone-like displays. The exhibit will run through January 15, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Source: Apple Insider
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 11-23-2011 at 08:31 PM.
11-23-2011, 08:41 PM #2
Now Apple shall sue them for those models...
11-23-2011, 08:53 PM #3
What a crock of ****, and a waste of money.
11-23-2011, 09:16 PM #4
This is kind of disingenuous. I doubt steve jobs actually single-handedly or primarily invented a ton of these patents. If you go to patents.google.com, you'll see so many products from staircases to the ipod nano design with Steve Jobs listed as the inventor.These inventions and ideas were produced from the sweat and toil of thousands of workers, yet Jobs miraculously has managed to hog a disproportionate amount of credit more than anyone else in history in his position. Jobs was no Thomas Eddison or Leonardo Da Vinci. He had a workforce of thousands under his wings.
11-23-2011, 09:22 PM #5
300 patents and its still not all the ideas Apple stifles other independent developers from
Apple patent's it puts it in the drawer so no one else can use it
11-23-2011, 09:49 PM #6
Ofcourse they will honor Steve Jobs, you know how much business Apple gave them???
11-23-2011, 10:36 PM #7
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11-24-2011, 12:21 AM #9
Patent ownership in no way reflects a persons involvement in the creation of any intellectual property, it simply stands as legal documents saying that that person owns the rights to a given idea or design. When a patent is sold, it does not alter history so the new holder was the creator, the ownership simply changes hands. Its a common misunderstanding to assume that because someone holds a patent, that they deserve creational credit.
11-25-2011, 12:15 AM #10
Reisman on User-Centered Media: The Necessity of Steve Jobs: ...Inventor? ...or Necessitor?
I don't mean to belittle Jobs' contributions. But his contribution is a little more complicated than this shrine of Steve Jobs patents try to depict.
11-25-2011, 12:07 PM #11
Contrary to popular belief, Steve did file for the use of capacitive touchscreen technology used with mobile interfaces, like smartphones; the first to do so. It's not so much inventing technologies themselves, but inventing an idea that takes existing technology into new engineering arenas. I believe that he invented the "i" that precedes nearly every brand Apple produces; iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac, iCloud, iDevice, etc. He invented and developed the culture that surrounds mobile telecommunications involving iDevices.
Oh, and even though other companies manufacture and produce the hardware, any inventor, not just Steve, could sit on his throne and reap the benefits of profit without getting his hands dirty. It's kinda like the guy who invented the Pet Rock phenomenon.
Everything I've said is IMHO.
11-25-2011, 12:21 PM #12
The purpose of the exhibit is simply to honor a facet of Steve Jobs. Who we are is defined by many different qualities or lack thereof, it is nearly impossible to capture the full essence of an individual, especially one who's lived a productive full life, in a book, movie, exhibit or any other medium. It takes them all, good or bad. This is just one of those.@Metaserph
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