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Steve Jobs patent exhibit lands on 30 giant iPhones in a US Patent Office museum

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Steve Jobs patent exhibit lands on 30 giant iPhones in a US Patent Office museum
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been one of the most talked about institutions in the last couple of months as the US Senate passed a new patent reform bill in September, and its latest exhibit consisting of 30 giant iPhone-like displays honors one of the big innovators of our days - Steve Jobs.

There are over 300 patent and trademark filings displayed on the huge screens reminding us of the path of Apple products. One of the most notable ones include the iPod clickwheel for "rotational user inputs," the voicemail manager and others.

"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 said. 

You can see the exhibit yourself if you visit USPTO’s museum in Alexandria, Virginia. It's free to attend and ends on January 15th, 2012.

Images courtesy of MacRumors.


Steve Jobs patent exhibit lands on 30 giant iPhones in a US Patent Office museum
Steve Jobs patent exhibit lands on 30 giant iPhones in a US Patent Office museum

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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 08:27 10

1. litebulb (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jan 2011)


They should mention the ones they had to pay .

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 08:40 14

2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


How many are stolen ?
How many are stupid patents on nothing as rectangle ??with round corners ?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:07 5

10. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


hi troll, do you wear also a costume?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:56 6

16. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ TACOLOVER cant wait til your reuninted with your boyfriend Steve. probably have a apple tat on your azz!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:03 2

29. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


@medicciTROLLnr37

First I do not agree with every comment taco says. Yes he's mostly trolling on almost every very long thread about apple being smashed. And then he talks about sales so i agree he must stfu then. But do know there are also android trolls out here.

Second I do not have a tat, so I sincerely hope you don't believe that everyone who has an ipad got an apple tat.

Third, my reply was a waste of time. You're exactly the definition of a troll

Go back to your cave, troll

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 08:44 9

3. andro. (Posts: 1951; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


More apple patent bullying

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 09:08 11

4. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exept apple didnt invent the ipod or the click wheel.. they stole that from a poor brittish dude. And in typical apple fashion, they admit they stole it but refuse to pay the literally poor dude ANYTHING for it.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1053152/Apple-admit-Briton-DID-invent-iPod-hes-getting-money.html

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:04 5

8. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


And people always say Android is stolen from apple BUT FAIL to provide proof. You my friend have helped provide proof Apple are the BIGGEST thieves in the world and cash in on other peoples hard work amd ideals.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:06 3

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Look at what the iPhone did in 2007 BEFORE any android phones were out and look at your android phone today.

Most everying you have is taken from ios.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 15:12

36. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Hahahah

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 16:51

38. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Actually what apple did is take the touch screen phone and reworked it perfectly at the time. Palms OS and windows mobile could already do all the iPhone or iPod could do. They just mad it more touch friendly and took out the resistive touch screen along with making all the apps cheaper and located in one spot. There was handango back then. There was an application store well befor apples. It was not that refined. As far as the iPod. There was other mp3 players out there they just were not much bigger than 2 to 4 gb at the most. Apple made a huge music collection on one device possible. Apple did not invent any thing. They just mad some things better and defiantly easier to use. Android did not really copy any one. The stuff that's on android is just a collection of things that are available and great toptions to have on a phone. They did what windows mobile should have done well before apple. There needs to be others besides apple. Prevents a monolipy, spurs better innovation, keeps pricing down, and well not everybody likes apple so to have another option is necessary. I just want my tablet to be able to do as much as my home computer (if you were smart enough windows mobile was closer to doing that than anything available right now). I want a tru desktop experience when I am not at home mor refined and touch enabled than current laptops and tablet computers(not including iPads and androids and such). Wich on my final thinkins would make windows (I am not liking what Thay have out yet) phone and probably more likely windows 8 in a good spot to come out with a truly game changer. Exept there big hurdle well one of them is overcome lack uf support. Everything you see has an apple and now android sometimes app or support. That's huge. I don't think the micro USB is the right connection. I truly believe in the future with wireless charging becoming more common that combined with that there needs to be a completely wire free experience with computer attachment. Wether it's Bluetooth wifi or what ever. Apples dock and charger attachment is pretty much everywhere. The connection point is to much of a bottle neck right now. And if you have anything other than an apple product you know that with the micro USB spot being in different spots on the phone you can forget a unified device like a dock for android.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:56 4

12. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I read the link. Yes, he should've get some more money. Apple offered him an iPod that ironically broke after 8 months and a consultancy fee. He's pleased his invention changed the music industry and was a huge succes. But the technology became public property in 1988.

This article is about real apple patents. Althought remix you know a lot of phones, you're knowledge about apple is not so huge. Apple does use things that already exist. And they let's say re-invent it a bit.

P.S. Wich morrowind modifications do you use?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:59 3

17. medicci37 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@tacohunter Are you retarded? just curious.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:55 1

28. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


@medicci37
I read the link 2 or 3 times so I wouldn't made a mistake for then a little summarise.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 07:11

41. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, what he is saying is true. it was public property because it was soo long. the point was, apple didnt invent the ipod, they stole another man's idea and claimed it was their own. And then when they admit it was his, they didnt give him a penny for it. Technically they didnt have to because it was public domain, but its a real douche move not to give him something from it... especially all that apple has made off of this man's work.. who lives in poverty basically.. Throwing him a million bucks would have changed his life and apple wouldnt have even noticed it was missing.


Morrowind mods? I dont have any right now, i havent installed that game in quite a while, but I used to run around with all sorts of mods.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:09 1

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So remix the patent was of a sketch of a concept. Weren't you the one complaining about Apple patenting such things? Can you be ANY more of a hypocrite?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 16:37 2

37. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Taco, there's a difference between a "sketch" and a "sketch on a napkin".

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 17:44 1

39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Oh so now you're for sketches. Back pedaling as usual. I guess the holidays haven't changed your spirit.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 07:12

42. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco, his wasnt just a sketch, it was a series of drawings that he used at presentations to companies. it was patented. it was not a bar napkin sketch done up before a court hearing.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 09:14 7

5. sarb009 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


forget steve jobs he is a dead Dog now

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 09:31 5

6. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Fandroids talking abt stealing idea and patents dont realize tht if there was no iPhone there would hav been no Android or wp7

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:05 4

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


You mean the lg prada right? Because that was the 1st large screen touchscreen phone. Which apple copied from and got sued.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:28 2

14. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


I think you need to see old HTC phones and you will realize tht large touchscreen phones are older than prada.

I never said they came up touchscreen phones I said they came up with the modern concept of smartphones

If it wasnt for iOS people still be using old symbiyan, WP6.5 or Blackberrys

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:54 1

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Your statement is based on what?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:59 2

20. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


If you want to close your eyes, ears and mind which ofcourse you did when you bought Android phone than I cant help you

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:31 1

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Android existed before the iPhone. It may never have gotten to where it is now but to say there would have been no Android just shows how little you know.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:17 4

13. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Euhm let me put this straight. Google bought android in 2005. And they released it (officially) in 2008 (23 sept). You know this, yes.

Now the thing you don't know. Apple released the ios in 2007 (june, I guess). I don't know how long they were working on it. So in theory, android is first in development, you can say that cause we don't know the development time of the ios. It didn't even was called ios at start.

So since the ios was definetely first in release. So google had the change to adjust their OS for more then a year. Idk wheter android has stolen anything or just android looked like ios cause android is based on linus/unix. And ios also based on OS X/Unix.

Probably they did stole cause google wanted to offer a lot of money to steve's company, but he declined the money.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 07:14

43. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


google has shown off what android looked like in 2005. it looked the same as android 1.5 but it was in a blackberry form factor. The iphone did have an affect on it.. it got them to change to a touch screen.

But unless apple invented the touch screen (which im sure taco believes), they didnt steal from apple.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:11 1

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Android would have existed. At that time they were making phones that looked like blackberries. Same form factor and everything.

iPhone came out and android redisgned their phones to be like Apple's. Thank Apple for

Pinch to zoom
Kinetic scrolling
Swipe gestures
Market place (copied app store)
Webkit browser

Etc etc

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 09:33 5

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7014; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Considering that my old store had to pay 3000 bucks for a stupid little endcap with an iPhone on it, I have to ask: how the hell much money did our government waste on this bulls**t?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:14 1

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How is this bulls**t. He was one of the greatest innovators of this era.

He brought GUI's to pc's
Multitouch with revolutionary gestures to smartphones
Tablets
Changed the music industry

Etc

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:24 2

31. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


GO BACK TO YOUR CAVE!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:25

19. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 629; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The army of mutated iPhone giants conquering the world. Very symbolic exhibition.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:23 1

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Maybe one day you can afford it.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:29

26. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 629; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I got my first iPhone for free. Otherwise, I wouldn't spend one cent for it, because it's not worth it.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:32 2

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Well you seem pretty obsessed with Apple. You named yourself after them.

Are you jealous of Apple users? iPhone is a great phone and you trolling PA won't change that.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:06

30. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 629; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well, obsession or not, I think whole Apple thing appears to have all neccessary coordinates of religion, with wars of followers breaking out at every corner, with all visual, technological and political paradigm being completely dominated by Apple ideology. It's a true philosophical question, and my interest here is in that matter mostly.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:29 3

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Are you drunk?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:28 3

32. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


So, you're saying you got prejudices of a phone before you even got it. Euhm, there's a saying: never look a gifted horse (free) in the mouth.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:56

34. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 629; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I am merely interested in cultural, social and psychological impact of Apple phenomenon, not the devices itself. Individual impressions and experiences are of little concern to me, they vary and they are irrelevant. The relevant thing is precisely this cult following of simple commodity, the god-like attributes to Apple and its main protagonist, Steve Jobs, which emerges in the whole world in every place, like everything including stones or plants are obsessed about how Apple changed their lives. The monuments and parades everywhere, pointless articles about the same thing all over again, and the fire between followers and haters, that reminds me on clash of religions, like Islam and Christianity, both being just two faces of the same coin, called fundamentalism and obsessive disorders.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 15:00

35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6452; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So now patents are in the musuem? Doesn't surprise me

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 19:25

40. MEeee (Posts: 234; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Thieves

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