Steve Jobs posthumously awarded Apple store patent filing

Former Apple CEO recognised as the mastermind behind the company's Shanghai store

Following his death in October, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been posthumously awarded a new patent relating to the Shanghai Apple Store

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has posthumously been awarded another patent with the latest design and intellectual property rights covering off ideas he had for the company’s flagship Shanghai Apple Store.

Opening its doors back in September 2010, the US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday awarded the Apple patent on the design rights to the iconic Apple Store building with the iPod, Mac and iPad mastermind Steve Jobs cited as the cases leading architect.

Covering off the largely curved glass fronted design of the infamous store, the new patent was filled prior to Jobs’ death from pancreatic cancer late last year.

The first to be approved touting Jobs’ name since his passing, the new patent approval will line up alongside the hefty haul of 323 patents that were awarded featuring Jobs as an inventor or contributor during his time as head of Apple.

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Via: PatentlyApple