The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week opened a new exhibit honoring Steve Jobs at its museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the atrium of the office’s Madison Building headquarters, the free museum offers interactive exhibits, a portrait gallery and a theater.
The Steve Jobs exhibit consists of 30 giant iPhone-like display panels, most of which display the front pages from over 300 patent and trademark filings that bear Jobs’ name as inventor or co-inventor. The remaining panels offer a brief description of the exhibit and photos of Jobs.
“This exhibit commemorates the far-reaching impact of Steve Jobs’ entrepreneurship and innovation on our daily lives,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. “His patents and trademarks provide a striking example of the importance intellectual property plays in the global marketplace.”
The Steve Jobs exhibit at the USPTO Museum runs through January 15, 2012.
As of today October 5th 2011. Steve Jobs has been announced dead. Apple has confirmed his death.
Below is the statement from Apple:
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
The Apple Home Page has been set to remember Steve.
Rest In Peace Steve, you will be missed.
Bloomberg accidentally posted the obituary of Steve Jobs today.
The post has since been brought down, and a retraction has been written, but the release caused quite a stir. It is common for new organizations to write big stories in advance, and then fill in the specific details when the event happens. The health of Steve Jobs has been bantered about for years now, and reached a new peak when he resigned as Apple’s CEO last month.
Bloomberg staff was apparently updating the article when someone inadvertently published it. Accidents happen, but it is particularly unfortunate that someone should be faced with a record of their own death. The obituary also included a number of reporter’s notes about how to complete the article; the names and phone numbers of which friends and family to contact for comment, including co-founders, ex-girlfriends, politicians, and competitors, was particularly macabre.
THE new Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has sent an e-mail out to most of their employees. In this email, he assures them that Apple Inc. will continue to run just like it did.
Below is the full text of the e-mail.
I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve’s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.
I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that—it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.
I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.
It has been reported that Steve Jobs’ authorized biography, was initially slated for a March 2012 release but has recently been bumped up to a November 21st debut. This will be updated to include details on his resignation as Apple CEO, which occurred yesterday.
The biography, simply titled “Steve Jobs”, is the first authorized look at Steve’s life. It is being written by former Time managing editor Walter Isaacson and is based on over 40 interviews with Jobs and additional interviews with over 100 colleagues, friends, and family members. Jobs has offered his complete cooperation with the effort, making no subject off-limits and not requesting the right to review material before publication.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
YESTERDAY Steve Jobs made it official that he will be no-longer with Apple Incorporated. Steve has resigned from Apple as the CEO. Jobs has named Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, to take his place and to become the new Chief Executive Officer. Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. Steve Jobs will be on the board of directors along with seven others.
As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
However, with this change in roles, there is currently no C.O.O., who might it be?
Mr. Steve Jobs will always be remembered. I believe that no one will be as good as Steve was.
Apple even made this official on their Executive Profiles page.
You can view his letter of resignation here.
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Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Inc, in 1976.
Steve also co-founded and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, which created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in 2006 and Steve now serves on Disney’s board of directors.
Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley, and still lives there with his family.