Steve Jobs’s success as an innovator can be measured many ways — product sales, the impact of those products on markets and individuals, the size of Apple — but perhaps one of the best measures is the number of patents issued to him, as inventor or co-inventor. Jobs was granted his first patent at age 25; a design patent for the shape of the Apple III computer. The day before his death, the US Patent Office granted his 317th patent, and eight applications remain pending. This article reviews some of Jobs’s innovations, and his ability to take raw ideas, such as those he got from Xerox PARC, and turn them into successful consumer products.