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    Default Must See Interactive Article of Steve Jobs' 313 Patents



    Steve Jobs has 313 Apple patents to his name, and the New York Times has put together an incredible interactive story highlighting all of them.

    The NYT article categorizes Jobs' patents into 12 different categories ranging from OS X patents, to keyboards and mice. Two of the most interesting non computer based patents are Jobs' patents for the minimalist packaging of iPods and iPhones we've come to expect, and two separate patents for staircases. Yes, that is right, Steve Jobs has patents for the glass staircases that have become a hallmark in so many Apple stores.

    The usual patents describing iOS, iPhones, iPods, laptops, desktops, and others are all there. Jobs isn't the main inventor in most of the patents, but he is mentioned, and gives us an idea how involved Jobs was in the development process. It seems some of the most important, and unimportant, patents filed by Apple in the last 15 years all had Sir Jobs input and blessing.

    Source: NYT
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 08-25-2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    soooo he patented a staircase for what reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylans88keys View Post
    soooo he patented a staircase for what reason?
    For Apple stores.

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    Sir Steve is just Patent Happy, that's all.

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    "Sir Jobs"??

    He was denied knighthood. "Steve Jobs" will be sufficient.

    And how is this a must see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randelljack View Post
    Sir Steve is just Patent Happy, that's all.
    When steve is gone he will be remembered for his innovation. That is innovation for profit not the good of mankind. Don't get me wrong patenting your ideas is a smart thing to do, but c'mon he went overboard and greed took a hold of his soul.

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    It's not patent happy.. it's just being a smart business person and protecting your intellectual property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    It's not patent happy.. it's just being a smart business person and protecting your intellectual property.
    Thank god for people who get this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady6 View Post
    Thank god for people who get this
    I think it's absurd that patents are granted for packaging and a staircase. Who cares? Fluff like this shouldn't be wasting anyone's time at the patent office. Certifying real inventions should take up their time.
    Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
    I think it's absurd that patents are granted for packaging and a staircase. Who cares? Fluff like this shouldn't be wasting anyone's time at the patent office. Certifying real inventions should take up their time.
    so your telling me you wouldn't want to protect what's rightfully yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylans88keys View Post
    soooo he patented a staircase for what reason?
    READ this article if you don't understand.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/te...to-design.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
    I think it's absurd that patents are granted for packaging and a staircase. Who cares? Fluff like this shouldn't be wasting anyone's time at the patent office. Certifying real inventions should take up their time.
    Ok, then design something and Ill find a way to make money off it without you having any recourse.

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    He wants to sue everybody who make staircase huahuah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
    When steve is gone he will be remembered for his innovation. That is innovation for profit not the good of mankind. Don't get me wrong patenting your ideas is a smart thing to do, but c'mon he went overboard and greed took a hold of his soul.
    +1

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    Patenting "minimalist packaging" is completely bull sh*t.

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