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Smithsonian Exhibits Steve Jobs’ Patents

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The Smithsonian's Ripley Center

The Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC today launched a new exhibit devoted to the patent office. Planned as a series of exhibitions, first up is an exhibit devoted to over 300 patents held by the late Steve Jobs.

The exhibit is called “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology That Changed the World.” The Smithsonian’s description says:

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.

Included in the collection are a Macintosh from 1985, along with its mouse and keyboard; a NeXT monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound box, and microcomputer; a 2010 model iPod; and 312 documents from the patent office.

The exhibit can be viewed in the Ripley Center building (Concourse, Sublevel 3) starting today (May 11, 2012) and running through July 8, 2012. For more information, prospective visitors can call 202-633-1000, or visit The Smithsonian’s website.

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Kossi Adzo

Kossi Adzo

Kossi Adzo is a technology enthusiast and digital strategist with a fervent passion for Apple products and the innovative technologies that orbit them. With a background in computer science and a decade of experience in app development and digital marketing, Kossi brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the Apple Gazette team.

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