An exhibit paying tribute to Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs was unveiled last week at the United States Patent Office Museum, located in Alexandria, Virginia. The museum’s Jobs tribute is open to the public and is free of charge.
MacRumors reports that the organization has named the presentation The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World. The Patent Office Museum is showcasing a display of the 300 patents which carry the name of the iconic innovator, set up in the atrium of the organization’s Madison Building headquarters.
Most striking is the row of 30 giant iPhone panels, designed by the non-profit Invent Now organization, which display the front pages of the patents credited to Jobs as co-inventor. The museum says the purpose of the exhibit is to highlight Jobs’ visionary commitment which can be found in each of the products he influenced during his stay with Apple, the company we all know he co-founded at the early age of 21 with Steve Wozniak.
“This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,” said the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP, David Kappos. “His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.”
In the wake of the influential innovators death, there have been a good number of documentaries and other media honoring the impact Jobs had on the world. Sony is currently working on producing a feature film about Jobs life based on the book by Walter Isaacson. Aaron Sorkin, the man responsible for The Social Network Zuckerberg story, recently expressed a strong interest in adapting Isaacson’s story for Sony’s project.
The USPTO museum will be showcasing its Steve Jobs exhibit until January 15, 2012.