Artificial Intelligence In Search of Protection — Part III

Reasons behind not looking for patent protection

“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology. […] 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” (Elon Musk).

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Research Lead @Balderton. Formerly @Anthemis @UCLA. All opinions are my own.

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