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The Patent fights...where are they?

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by keithz, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. keithz

    keithz Member

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    I am just wondering where the patent fights. Tesla is a new kid on the block. I would expect the big boys to give them a fight like Honeywell is giving Nest or Apple is giving its Android competitors. So how come the big guys aren't launching a multitude of lawsuits against Tesla?

    This is actually one of the few threats that really worries me.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Because Tesla was early in the game and issues anti-troll patents itself.
     
  3. StapleGun

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    I suspect the main reason is because the intersection of the major automaker's IP and Tesla's IP is relatively small. Aside from the powertrain the big automaker's rely on suppliers for almost everything else in a car. Since automakers don't have large patent portfolios for electric powertrains there's not a whole lot they could go after if they wanted to.
     
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    Im sure its just a matter of time until some troll finds a loophole.
    sadly
     
  5. Robert.Boston

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    And sadly, to date, Tesla has not shown much spunk on the legal front.
     
  6. kenliles

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    Agree with Robert here. It's a manifestation of Elon wanting to modify the entire industry. For now I'm willing to trade that mission with defense of patents. Frankly it doesn't matter what I or anybody else is willing to accept, it's Elon's call. Learn to have a different mission perspective with this company
     

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