Monthly Archives: June 2014

What do you hope to gain?

In the comment stream to Tesla’s press release opening up its patent portfolio is this statement by “Oldtimer”: Elon Musk, you have my unconditional respect…!! That statement characterizes hundreds of comments. Gaining unconditional respect. It does not get much sweeter, … Continue reading

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Tesla's Patent Move That Universities Must Also Make

Tesla Motors, the electric car manufacturer, has released all of its patents to its competitors. A search at the USPTO for patents and patent applications assigned to Tesla Motors returns 169 issued US patents and 231 published applications. No doubt … Continue reading

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