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A sampling of Steve Jobs's Apple patents

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The 1998 patent filing for a "cursor control device" strongly resembles Apple's notorious hockey puck mouse that came with the early iMacs.

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This series of patents spans cathode ray tubes and early flat-panel displays to Apple's current, sleek monitors.

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This series of patents spans cathode ray tubes and early flat-panel displays to Apple's current, sleek monitors.

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Steve Jobs's name appears on 85 iPod and iPod-related patents. Apple introduced these "media players" in 2001 with a chunky box, and the patent for its "ornamental design" appears here.

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This ornamental design for a computer enclosure was patented on Jan. 4, 2000.

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