Friday, November 28, 2014

MIT Technology Review - Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office

Tonight, I recommend reading Antonio Regalado's article in MIT Technology Review: Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office.

As stated: "Years after his death, the former Apple CEO still wins patents." It is amazing that he is an inventor on 458 US patents (141 posthumously awarded). Some in the article questioned Steve Jobs role as a joint inventor, but the law only requires an inventive contribution. Beside Mr. Jobs' ability to collaborate with many others is a strength. It is also difficult to argue against his innovative contribution and influence on a tech company brought back from the brink in 1990s to the most valuable corporation in the nation building one of the largest US patent portfolios.

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