Posts Tagged: Tesla


Tesla continues to rack up patents despite Elon Musk’s supposed distaste for patents

For someone who avoids patents "whenever possible," Musk and his companies sure do seek patents on a lot of innovations. So why can't he just be honest …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
3 months ago 13

Following the money trail from Mapbox to the Kushners and Trump Administration

There are clearly many thousands of companies both large and small with far greater experience and in a far better position to advise Congress on the issue …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
3 months ago 7

Innography report pegs Salesforce.com, Tesla as top innovative firms

This list of top innovators put together by Forbes has been further refined by intellectual property analytics firm Innography to take a more objective, data-based approach in …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 3

Tesla battery patents further proof of Elon Musk’s duplicitous views on patents

Like so many other critics of the patent system, Musk seems to despise all patents except for his own. Of course, Musk never said he avoids patents …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 25

The new Elon Musk master plan for Tesla reeks of overconfidence

Elon Musk’s updated master plan reeks of overconfidence. He envisions entire fleets of autonomous Tesla vehicles while missing recent sales targets by thousands of units. He …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 13

Autonomous Cars – Patents and Perspectives

The recent Model 3 announcement by Tesla took the industry by storm and saw Tesla collecting a whopping $276 million in preorders in a matter of days. In focus …
By Rahul Vijh
2 years ago 0

Nikola Tesla, an American immigrant and one of the most important inventors ever

It is no understatement to say that Nikola Tesla is one of the most important inventors of all time. From electricity to radio broadcasts to wireless transmissions, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 16

Looking back on 2015, autonomous and electric vehicles dominate car tech headlines

In many ways, 2015 has been the year of the automobile, especially in the tech world. Throughout the course of the year we’ve noted a great deal …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Musk’s Tesla does poor job of avoiding patents, gains 27 this year alone

Musk maintains that he has avoided patents since leaving a business venture in 1999 but we’ve been pointing out how companies in which he holds a large …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 17

Open Innovation for the Electric Vehicle Market

Ford and Tesla have offered their patents for licensing in the hope of increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption and improving the supporting infrastructure. In contrast, Toyota is …
By Peter Spours
3 years ago 1

Government subsidies helped Elon Musk attain $13.3 billion net worth

To Musk’s credit, he has not denied that his companies received substantial government assistance, and it seems as though he’s never refuted the amount of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 13