Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Job's Patents

An article by New York Times provides a list of 317 patents naming Steve Jobs among a group of inventors. In USA, design patent is considered a patent apart of utility patent (invention). In Malaysia or UK, design is protected by industrial design. Industrial design protects the appearance of a product.

Steve Jobs is considered a genius in design. To view a list of his design contribution, from the early Mac design to the current iPhone, click here.

Steve also contributed a few utility patent (invention). Utility patent may be identified by a set of reference numbers to identify parts of a drawing. The appended patent specification will explain how the invention works. Some of his contribution include G4 iMac screen movement, iPod user interface and how iPod/iPhone touch screen works.

Do you think that any of his patents are similar to Samsung Galaxy Tab?

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