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
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.



1. litebulb

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 20, 2011

They should mention the ones they had to pay .

2. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

10. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

hi troll, do you wear also a costume?

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

29. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 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

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

More apple patent bullying

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

36. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


38. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

12. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 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?

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

@tacohunter Are you retarded? just curious.

28. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

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

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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?

37. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

39. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

forget steve jobs he is a dead Dog now

6. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

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

9. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

14. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 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

15. SleepingOz unregistered

Your statement is based on what?

20. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 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

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

13. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 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.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

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