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Sharing know-how can pay dividends
Tesla patent move spurs speculation of possible BMW deal

Published: Fri, 20 June 2014 09:08:01 GMT
 

Tesla stand Geneva motorshow 2014

“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” - Tesla’s decision to share its patents with other manufacturers was seen as much self-interest as charity, and also sparked speculation that a long-term deal with BMW of Germany might be possible

Earlier this week, Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk said he would open up the companies technology patents to all-comers. “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” Musk said. Tesla reportedly hasn’t patented some its most important technologies, and their secrets would remain in-house.

Tesla sees merit in placing electric cars, regardless of brand, on almost every drive

The thinking was that it would be better for a small, upstart car manufacturer like Tesla if other competitors were able to make electric vehicles more ubiquitous and this would make them more acceptable to a bigger buying public. It might also help competitors turn away from the move towards fuel-cell vehicles
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