Steve Jobs Exhibit on Display at U.S. Patent Office Museum

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.

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.

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107 months ago

The guy's dead, get over it world.


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?
Rating: 38 Votes
107 months ago
Looks like a barrier to keep Samsung lawyers out.
Rating: 21 Votes
107 months ago
I wanted a bigger iPhone screen but that's ridiculous ;)
Rating: 20 Votes
107 months ago

The guy's dead, get over it world.

Thank you for that incredibly valuable contribution to the forums.
Rating: 18 Votes
107 months ago
Wow that's cool, I wish I didn't live so far from the exhibit.
Rating: 10 Votes
107 months ago

It's cool, but I'm thinking it's probably not a good use of public money at a time when the US Government is going through a very public and painful debt crisis and tens of millions of Americans are out of work.

Let's work on cutting federal spending and fixing the economy before commissioning the next expensive Steve Jobs memorial display at the Department of Education, OK?

In simple English. The Museum is run by a private nonprofit organization.
Rating: 9 Votes
107 months ago
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??
Rating: 8 Votes
107 months ago
A testament to a man who changed the world for the better and pushed the Human race forward.
Rating: 6 Votes
107 months ago

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?)

I am curious if you believe all publicly funded museums or historical monuments or libraries be completely shut down because we have a national debt and what being located in a patent office has to do with anything.

not sure why the location of the museum makes any difference, it is not like they just started this museum, it has been around since 1973

personally I feel remembering innovation and invention is more fundamentally important to our future than something like paintings or even war monuments (the actual monuments not the history)
Rating: 5 Votes
107 months ago

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?

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.

If you guys like. you could contribute to the organisation ( that actually operates it.

Invent Now operates the National Inventors Hall of Fame at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. The museum features exhibits about all the honorees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, including digital portraits. Other exhibits include artifacts and documents from the collections of the Patent and Trademark Office.
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