June 13, 2014
Musk literally says “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” in blog post
“Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case,” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, stated in the opening line of his blog post entitled “All Out Patent Are Belong To You” on the Tesla Motors blog.
The eclectic entrepreneur is known for doing things differently ever since jumping into the car building business. By opening up their patents, the CEO aims to “accelerate the advent of sustainable transport.” He has vowed not to defend any of their patents in court should anyone want to use their technology in good faith.
“We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.”
It will be interesting to see which, if any, companies will use Tesla’s technologies to further their own electric vehicle goals, or if this openness will spur new inventors and entrepreneurs to get in the game.