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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the atrium of the office's Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits, a portrait gallery and a theater.

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The Steve Jobs exhibit consists of 30 giant iPhone-like display panels, most of which display the front pages from over 300 patent and trademark filings that bear Jobs' name as inventor or co-inventor. The remaining panels offer a brief description of the exhibit and photos of Jobs.
"This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs' entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. "His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace."

Located in the atrium of the Madison Building, the exhibit features more than 300 of the patents that bear the name of the iconic innovator along with many of the trademarks that have given Apple its instantly recognizable identity around the world. The display gives insight into the visionary commitment Jobs gave to each of the products and designs he influenced during his time with Apple, the company he co-founded at the age of 21 with his friend and fellow computer enthusiast Steve Wozniak.
The Steve Jobs exhibit at the USPTO Museum runs through January 15, 2012.

Article Link: Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum
 
Mar 28, 2010
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The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.
 

Tonewheel

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Sep 28, 2007
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iPhones?

The creative team that came up with that idea isn't terribly creative.
 

wordoflife

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Wow, that's neat. They should keep it open longer. Wish I could go see it before it closes.
 

Tonewheel

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The guy's dead, get over it world.

Yeah.

The Lincoln Memorial. Mount Rushmore. Displays of van Gogh and other museum showings paying homage. The Holocaust Museum ("get over it world"?). On and on and on and on.

You're young, aren't you?
 

lamerica80

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dude even pwned the patent office.

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Yeah.

The Lincoln Memorial. Mount Rushmore. Displays of van Gogh and other museum showings paying homage. The Holocaust Museum ("get over it world"?). On and on and on and on.

You're young, aren't you?

You did not just compare this to the Holocaust memorial. Please tell me i need to clean my glasses.

EDIT: sorry missed your point as you didnt quote the whole statement. I talke it back.
 

Ubuntu

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iPhones?

The creative team that came up with that idea isn't terribly creative.

Its an excellent idea. Steve Jobs will probably be remembered by most for the iPhone (as it came before the iPad and most consumers probably don't care about Apple's history) and how he changed the mobile industry. It looks excellent.
 

futbalguy

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dude even pwned the patent office.

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You did not just compare this to the Holocaust memorial. Please tell me i need to clean my glasses.

Probably not wise to compare this to the Holocaust. I think the point is the Patent office does probably not a lot of opportunities to get good press especially with the patent lawsuits recently. Its probably an opportunity to get some good press and steve's patents have been pretty instrumental to technology advancements in the last few years.
 

bobringer

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The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.

1) This is the Patent Office museum. Uh... They supposed to have war memorials there?
2) There was more effort put into this than there was the Vietnam or WW2 memorials? Uh... what?
3) We can't do memorials for dead people without comments like this? A few have already been pointed out. In addition... can you believe how stupid it is that in New Jersey, we have an ENTIRE MUSEUM dedicated to Edison? I mean, come on... shouldn't his old lab have been turned into a war memorial?

It takes a special kind of idiot to prove it to us so clearly in 1 sentence.


(related... WHY IN THE WORLD is there a PUBLICLY FUNDED museum in the US Patent Office at all??? We're $15 TRILLION in debt. Isn't it about time we make some decisions as to what the government does with the money it confiscates from me after I have earned it?)
 
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Bubba Satori

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Where are the candles and incense?
Doesn't look like there is any place to kneel, either.
I wonder what that cost the country that's $17 trillion in debt?
 

reel2reel

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That's pretty cool.

Of course, there will be the usual "experts" on the forum who say it's terrible and uncreative.

Can we see some of what you guys have done??
 

bobringer

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Probably not wise to compare this to the Holocaust. I think the point is the Patent office does probably not a lot of opportunities to get good press especially with the patent lawsuits recently. Its probably an opportunity to get some good press and steve's patents have been pretty instrumental to technology advancements in the last few years.

Since when is it the patent office's role to look for opportunities for "good press." They have a job to do. They do it poorly. They should do it better. They should not use a DIME of my tax dollars to worry about spinning their poor work for good press.
 

axual

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Oct 31, 2007
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Really?

The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.

What's most important is to showcase the accomplishments of people who have made a big difference. Steve Jobs was one of those people. Wars heroes are important ... and have plenty of memorials to show for it as well. I'd suggest too that many of Job's accomplishments are appreciated by those in uniform on this day as well (iPods, Macbooks, iPads) to communicate with family members they are apart from.
 

Small White Car

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The guy's dead, get over it world. If they put this much effort into meaningful ventures such as war memorials and exhibitions, visitors might get their priorities straight and realise whats most important.

Yeah, I sure can't wait to visit the next war memorial that comes to the patent office.

People sure love those. You told us.
 

DudeAbides59

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Is this the same patent office that went panhandling to congress for funding recently? Nice to see that they are spending taxpayer money wisely!:mad:
 
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