I think the day that Steve Jobs’ death became known to the world was a strange day in my life. He picked me up at about 5:00 in the morning, unable to sleep, and I sat in front of my Mac with a cup of coffee while I was making time to go to work. Today, three years later, we see that it continues to appear in new patents even after his death .
Since his death, the United States Patent Office has continued to grant patents to Steve Jobs, as of October 2011 we have a total of 141 new patents where Steve Jobs appears as one of the responsible persons (usually with other people behind). With these we have a total in his life of 458 patents on inventions or designs where he appears.
Roughly speaking, we could say that one third of the patents have been granted to him after his death . It is not really that they are patents on great technological advances, but rather on the “Look & Feel” of many aspects related to the iPhone and iOS. From his first patent in 1983 (the personal computer), to the Manhattan glass cube (the famous Apple Store), we see that this man did not exactly waste any time.