Ive received most votes as "visionary innovator"

Jonathan Ive, that is. In a vote to find the "Favourite British Visionary Innovator 2012", he received
nearly half of all votes cast in a field of ten nominees.

Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE
Senior VP of Industrial Design with Apple, Inc.

If you don't know who Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE is or what he has done that is so innovative, you will certainly know him by his works: he is the leading designer and conceptual mind behind the iMac, titanium and aluminum PowerBook G4, Power Mac G4, Power Mac G5, G4 Cube, iBook, Mac Pro, MacBook, unibody MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. As you may by now have gathered, he works for Apple as an industrial designer.

The IPKat heartily congratulates Mr Ive on his recognition in this poll, which was run by the UKIPO to celebrate World IP Day. 

Not wishing for a moment to detract from this vote, the IPKat confesses that he is a little startled by the scale of that victory, given the other illustrious names in the poll (see the bar chart at the end showing the breakdown of the vote). However, Apple is a company which is conspicuous by the devotion, loyalty and love that it instills in those who are won over to its products, often referred to, in less than complimentary fashion, as fanboys, and it is possible that such devotees have a greater tendency to vote than (say) those with a penchant for the architecture of Sir Norman Foster. And indeed even to those who are not fanboys, the design of Apple's product range shows a devotion to aesthetics and industrial design which has been leagues ahead of the chasing pack. While Steve Jobs may have instilled this ethos in Apple, Jony Ive is the person whose work captured that ethos. 

Those of us who practice in that neglected corner of IP which is concerned with protecting design rights will be thrilled that industrial design is front and centre on World IP Day.

Ive received most votes as "visionary innovator" Ive received most votes as "visionary innovator" Reviewed by David Brophy on Thursday, April 26, 2012 Rating: 5


  1. Those of us who can breathe with their mouths closed will be less encouraged to see that the list of "Visionary Innovators" includes JK Rowling and Simon Cowell...

  2. LOL. The top two have done nothing for innovation in the UK and the third got a £10 for his idea. Just about sums up the sorry state of Old Blighty. Breathing through nose!


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