Elon Musk makes Tesla Patents available to everyone

Elon Musk is known for his innovative ideas, commercial acumen and saviness.

Zip2 was the first company he founded and sold to Compaq, he went on to co-found PayPal and SpaceX. His ambitious Hyperloop project has also gotten a lot of attention.

Aside from being the CEO of SpaceX, Musk is also in charge of Tesla Motors. The electric car company has revolutionized the industry and now Musk is making all their patents available to competitors in a quest to increase adoption of electric cars.

“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,” Musk wrote in a blog on the company’s Web site.

“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,” he wrote. “We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen, rather than diminish, Tesla’s position in this regard.”

Tesla also met with BMW this week to discuss a partnership when it comes to charger stations.

This is a good move by Tesla which will certainly benefit customers in the long run.

2 thoughts on “Elon Musk makes Tesla Patents available to everyone

  1. olivierlehe

    Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. In these two companies, products manufactured have never been proposed before. For SpaceX (USA), the company is able to sell a rocket launch for satellites for 12000 dollars / kg as cost for Ariane 5 (Europa) is 23000 dollars / kg and for Proton (Russia), 18000 dollars / kg.
    As ILIAD for French Telecommunication, SpaceX is completely redefine the market of space rocket launch. He obliges restructuring Safran (Ariane) into Airbus group in June 2014.
    Elon Musk is also the CEO of Telsa, a company selling only electric cars in USA! Elon Musk is a serial creator, as he was the creator of Paypal sold to Ebay in the 2000′s years.
    If you are interested, I have posted an article about Elon Musk that you can read here:

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