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Smithsonian to feature Steve Jobs’s patents

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Steve Jobs died last year of complications from cancer.

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution is preparing an exhibit featuring Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Jobs’s more than 300 technology patents on the National Mall with the Patent and Trademark Office.

The exhibit, opening May 11 and entitled “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World,’’ will be on view through July 13 at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center.

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Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said it will feature materials from the patent office and archival material from the Smithsonian’s collections. It will include a 1985 Apple Macintosh computer, mouse, and keyboard; a 2005 NeXT computer; a 2010 Apple iPod; and copies of 312 documents.

Clough said this is the first in a series of exhibits planned with the patent office.

Jobs died last year of complications from pancreatic cancer.

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