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Convergence for divergent trends


Palo Alto, June 2014: Elon Musk, founder of electric car maker Tesla announced with a blog entry:

Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

As part of the open source movement, Tesla does not want to lead any patent litigation, provided that the patents are used “in good faith”. This leaves much room for interpretation and we must wait out whether Tesla will implement this announcement into action.  Read the Rest

Patent Chief Beat Weibel settles on Quality instead of Quantity for Siemens in the Future

The technology group Siemens will change its strategy and intends to seek future higher-quality and more efficient patents with so-called patent families to fundamentally secure particularly important innovations. According to the saying “quality not quantity”. Currently, China is internationally the largest patent applicant. Last year, the company Samsung displaced Siemens being number 1 in the patent applications at the European Patent Office.