November 19, 2018
Originally posted 2018-11-19 11:20:15
By Erin Holbrook | amdlawgroup.com
Late CEO of Apple Steve Jobs has been in the news lately for the large number of posthumous patents that have been won. A total of 141 patents have been awarded to Steve to be specific. The brilliant mind of Jobs are still being realized since his death in 2011. Jobs was a perfectionist and took great care for each element that went into Apple products. Up until his passing and after his lawyers had still been submitting patents for his ideas and innovations.
In comparison, Bill Gates CEO of Microsoft has only been awarded 9 new patents in the same timeframe. Also Google’s Larry Paige has only received about a dozen new patents. Jobs’ had filed for a total of 458 filed for in his lifetime of which about one third have been approved after his death. Much more than the average person could file in a lifetime.
Seems that any idea that had even the smallest contribution or idea given on a project and Steve’s name got added to the front of the patent. Some co-creators mentioned that Jobs may not have contributed as much as others, however he got most if not all of the credit. Also most of the patents had been on small design elements that Apple takes very seriously.
There had been a lot that have been approved with more coming every day. Keeping Jobs’ Lawyers busy up till the day before he died, after and far in to our future. Keeping Steve P. Jobs as the “master innovator.”
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