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Tesla Motors: all our patents belong to you

Electric car manufacturer Tesla opens up its patents to other manufacturers in order to boost the adoption and technological development of electric cars.

"At Tesla, 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."

Elon Musk, CEO Tesla Motors, explains his decision