CEO opens up Tesla’s patents to all

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CEO Elon Musk opens up Tesla's patents to all

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY June 12, 2014

“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”

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Thursday that it won't penalize any other company that wants to make products based on its patented technology for long-range electric cars.

Musk said in a blog post that he is taking the action to encourage the auto industry to make more electric cars like Tesla's Model S.

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