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Steve Jobs Patent Exhibit Coming to Smithsonian

Posted in Apple, News on 04/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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A new announcement on May 1st reveals that the Smithsonian will host a new exhibit highlighting the many patents awarded to Steve Jobs. The exhibit will be called “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.”

The exhibit, a display of 30 4-by-8-foot panels made to resemble iPhones, showcases more than 300 patents and trademarks granted to Jobs throughout this career. Each panel displays facsimiles of the front pages of 12 patents granted to Jobs, totaling 312 of the 317 he acquired in his lifetime. The traveling exhibit was designed and created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in Alexandria, Va., where it was on display through February.

Aside from the patents and trademarks, the exhibit will also feature a display case filled with historic items related to Jobs’ career, including 1985 Apple Macintosh computer, mouse, and keyboard; a 2005 NeXT monitor, sound box, microcomputer, keyboard and mouse; and a 2010 Apple iPod.

The exhibit is set to open at  the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C. on May 11th, and will remain open through July 8th.



J. Glenn Künzler

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Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.