n Without Prejudice - Elon Musk and patent soul-searching : intellectual property

Volume 14, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Elon Musk - the SA expat of PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and Hyperloop fame - hogged the headlines recently when he announced that he would make the technology that's used in the Tesla electric car freely available. He's done this, he says, , adding that if you want to take technology forward, it doesn't make sense to leave . So the suggestion seems to be that Tesla won't be enforcing its many patents, but that there must be a bit of give-and-take by competitors: And there mustn't be consumer confusion either:

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