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http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

When I started out with my first company, Zip2, I thought patents were a good thing and worked hard to obtain them. And maybe they were good long ago, but too often these days they serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of giant corporations and enrich those in the legal profession, rather than the actual inventors. After Zip2, when I realized that receiving a patent really just meant that you bought a lottery ticket to a lawsuit, I avoided them whenever possible.

At Tesla, however, we felt compelled to create patents out of concern that the big car companies would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The unfortunate reality is the opposite: electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn’t burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent, constituting an average of far less than 1% of their total vehicle sales.

At best, the large automakers are producing electric cars with limited range in limited volume. Some produce no zero emission cars at all.

Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. By the same token, it means the market is enormous. Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day.

We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.

Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard

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TERRIRIST!!!

totally.

heretic.

can't let intellectual property go the way of the bible and the printing press!!!!(said with a hint of sarcasm and irony for the priesthood who think they rule us today by distortion/debasement of techy stuff and education in general)

we know who you are, the gameplan hasn't changed in 1700 years(and then some if you take the pharisees into account)

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totally.

heretic.

can't let intellectual property go the way of the bible and the printing press!!!!(said with a hint of sarcasm and irony for the priesthood who think they rule us today by distortion/debasement of techy stuff and education in general)

we know who you are, the gameplan hasn't changed in 1700 years(and then some if you take the pharisees into account)

lets have some more!!!!!

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I have driven a Tesla S and it is very impressive indeed

That technology with a bit of the flair of the Italians, or the functional brilliance of the Germans could make a glorious machine

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Tesla company giving away it's patents is truly in spirit of Tesla- the great inventor who died 70 years ago.He was not obsessing with filing the patents, and if it was not for his assistant who filed his patents, Tesla would have never got any money to continue inventing. He even gave away his rights on alternating current when his friend and investor Westinghouse got into financial difficulties.Everything Tesla did was for humanity, and not for his ego or profit.Truly great both as a visionary and as a humanitarian.

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Elon Musk is building one of the biggest Lithium Battery manufacturers in the world. So if other companies use their tech and it gets very popular he still has a massive demand for the batteries.

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great thing from Tesla.

I think Tesla will sell their car business and concentrate on Battery

I'm waiting for electric cars to catch up ..

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