Steve Jobs is listed by the U.S. Patent Office as having more than 300 patents. Many of them are the basic concepts that have changed the way we listen to, watch, read and share content.
Patent Number: Des. 285,687Steve Jobs is listed as an inventor on 317 patents. This includes the patent for the design of this early Macintosh model. The patent, which is for "the ornamental design for a computer housing," was filed Oct. 13, 1983, and issued Sept. 16, 1986.