Are you an Apple fan? Yes? Then here is something you might be interested in! Did you know that throughout his career Apple co-founder Steve Jobs acquired 317 patents? Soon you can see them in Washington D.C.
From May 11 until July 8, 2012 the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center is showing an exhibition called „The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World“.
As you can read in the details by visiting the exhibition you also learn about the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,and how his patents and trademarks reveal the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.
The exhibit is a series of 30 4-by-8-foot panels designed to look like iPhones. On view are an Apple Macintosh computer, mouse, and keyboard; a NeXT monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound box, and microcomputer plus an Apple iPod.
If you are interested in the complete list of 317 patents which Steve Jobs had under his name, NYtimes has a pretty good interactive list.