In a tribute to Steve Jobs, the United States Patent Office Museum (USPTO museum) last week unveiled an exhibit which has on display the 300 patents that are associated with the name of the legendary innovator who died on October 5.
Organized at the Madison Building headquarters of the museum situated in Alexandria, Virginia, the tribute - open to the public and free of charge - has been given the name ‘The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.’
One of the most distinctive displays is the line up of 30 massive iPhone panels, designed by the non-profit organization called Invent Now, which showcase the front pages of the patents that have been accredited to Jobs as a co-inventor.
According to the information shared by the officials at the museum, the exhibit has chiefly been set up with the objective of highlighting the fact that Jobs was a visionary innovator, with his commitment clearly marking all of the patents that he influenced during his tenure at Apple --- the company that he co-founded, at barely 21 years of age, with Steve Wozniak.
About the exhibit, which is on till January 15, David Kappos - the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP – said that the effort by the museum is essentially a commemoration of “the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives.”
Kappos also added that Jobs’ patents and trademarks “provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.”