Smithsonian Exhibit to Showcase Steve Jobs' Patents

Exhibit opens May 11 and will be on view through July 13 at the Ripley Center

Tuesday, May 1, 2012  |  Updated 11:18 AM EDT
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We know you love your iPhone, but does that mean it should be revered in a museum? Well, obviously!

The Smithsonian is prepping a new exhibit featuring Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' technology patents.
 
The exhibit -- “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World” -- will be on view May 11 through July 13 at the Ripley Center near the Smithsonian Castle.

Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough says it will feature materials from the patent office and archival material from the Smithsonian's collections. The exhibit was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

It will include an Apple Macintosh computer, mouse and keyboard; a NeXT monitor, keyboard and mouse; an Apple iPod, and copies of documents.
 
Clough says this is the first in a series of exhibits planned with the patent office.
 
Jobs died last year of complications from pancreatic cancer.


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