In recognition of the late Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s exhibit, “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.”
The exhibit, a display of 30 4-by-8-foot panels made to resemble iPhones, showcases more than 300 patents and trademarks granted to Jobs throughout this career. Each panel displays facsimiles of the front pages of 12 patents granted to Jobs, totaling 312 of the 317 he acquired in his lifetime. The traveling exhibit was designed and created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in Alexandria, Viriginia., where it was on display through February.
The exhibit will include objects from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a special display case located at the entrance to the exhibit. The case will feature a 1985 Apple Macintosh computer, mouse, and keyboard; a 2005 NeXT monitor, sound box, microcomputer, keyboard and mouse; and a 2010 Apple iPod.
The exhibit will be on display in the S. Dillon Ripley Center concourse from May 11 to July 8. The Ripley Center is located at 1100 Jefferson Dr., Washington, DC, and is open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.