Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Why Tesla gave up on patents

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/why-tesla-gave-up-on-patents/372703/#comments / Elon Musk blog post Tesla website company renounce enforcing patents patent technology company's trademark electric cars electric vehicle EV LiIon lithium ion Tesla's patents made public new company policy conference call shareholders press wall of Tesla patents lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters statement spirit of the open source movement advancement of electric vehicle technology Tesla materialistic drive developing patents cars Zip2 patents societal benefit patents abuse of the patent system individual inventor created technology benefitting society inventors greater good inventions profit John Walker invented the humble match inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee creator of the World Wide Web Internet CERN open democratic Web presence critical mass of users incentive develop infrastructure widespread electric vehicle charging stations patents hold back competition slow down innovation competition enormous flood of gasoline cars more charging stations Tesla's benefit society society's healthy competition pollution polluted air global warming /

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