Musk Contradicts Patent Importance

Keegan Caldwell responds to Elon Musk’s contradiction on the importance of intellectual property. This is after Tesla, in 2014, announced that it would not pursue patent infringement lawsuits, a doubtable claim especially since the company obtained 580 patents from 2003 to 2021.


“I don’t care about patents… Patents are for the weak,” Musk said…

“Every startup company should have some IP strategy,” whether it’s a decision not to enforce IP, or to have a trademark, patent, or trademarks, [Keegan Caldwell] said … “It is paramount,”

…Caldwell is one of those critics, as far as Tesla’s promise goes. He claimed the pledge only applies to a certain portion of the company’s patent portfolio.

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