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.
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.
In celebration of its mission to recognize and foster invention, the US National Inventors Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 Inductees. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the inventors to be honored this year created remarkable innovations that include the now ubiquitous laser printer commonly found in the workplace, the thin-film head technology that has contributed to the success of the disk drive industry, and the first statin which pioneered the class of drugs targeted at lowering cholesterol.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame annually accepts nominations for men and women whose work has changed society and improved the quality of life. The candidate’s invention must be covered by a United States patent, and the work must have had a major impact on society, the public welfare, and the progress of science and the useful arts. This year’s Induction ceremony will take place on May 2 at the historic Patent Office Building, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.
The 2012 Inductees are:
Akira Endo, Barbara Liskov, C. Kumar N. Patel, Lubomyr Romankiw and David Thompson, Gary Starkweather, Alejandro Zaffaroni, Dennis Gabor (1900-1979), Steve Jobs (1955-2011) and Mária Telkes (1900-1995). To get to know more about their important inventions please klick here.
… and we should take the time to sit back and reflect on all the important events of 2011.
Among the people that sadly passed away in 2011, the world lost one of its best known inventors and entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died on October 5, 2011, after fighting pancreatic cancer for many years. He lost the battle, aged only 56.
He was a great inventor and business man and co-founder of Apple, Inc. He overlooked the creation of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad. The impact of his influence reaches far into our personal lives. Most of us find it practically impossible to imagine a life without our smart phone. In order to commemorate his achievements, the United States Patent and Trademark Officeshows an exhibition in the Inventors Hall of Fame at their head office in Alexandria, Virginia. It is open to the public and the admission is free until January 15, 2012 where more than 300 patents, which bear the name of Steve Jobs along with many trademarks that have given Apple its recognizable identity around the world, can be seen.
This exhibition was created by Invent Now, Inc., which is a non-profit organization dedicated to show and preserve the inventions created in America and around the world.