Above: Exhibition of Steve Jobs' intellectual property prepared by Invent Now, Inc. Photo courtesy invent.org
02 April 2012

Steve Jobs' IP on Display at WIPO

Geneva (Switzerland) - An exhibition showing the intellectual property (IP) behind Steve Jobs' innovations opened to the public at WIPO on 30 March 2012 and will run through to World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2012. The exhibition ties in with this year's World Intellectual Property Day theme - Visionary Innovators.

"A visionary innovator is measured by the extent of transformation that their innovation achieves in society and the economy," said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. "Steve Jobs certainly had vision - his ambition to make digital technology simple and accessible gave rise to a new paradigm for the delivery of entertainment."

The exhibition - The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World is located in the atrium of the new WIPO building and is open to the public from 9:00 through 18:00. It features over 300 of the patents that bear Steve Jobs name along with many of Apple's trademarks. The exhibition is co-organised by WIPO and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The exhibit was created and designed by Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering invention and creativity through its many programs and which runs the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum on the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia.


For further information, please contact the Media Relations Section at WIPO:

T +41 22 338 81 61
F +41 22 338 81 40
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About WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest. Icograda has permanent Observer status with WIPO.

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