Mossoff Op-ed on Tesla Motors
In an opinion piece in Investor’s Business Daily, Professor Adam Mossoff explains Tesla’s new patent policy.
“[T]his new policy is not an abandonment of patent rights in favor of the public domain but rather an exercise of his company's patent rights,” Mossoff said. “In exchange for using Tesla's patents, the users of Tesla's patents cannot file patent-infringement lawsuits against Tesla if Tesla uses their patents. This is a classic deal made between businesses — you can use my property and I can use your property, and we cannot sue each other.”
Tesla's New Patent Policy: Long Live Patent System!, Investor’s Business Daily, June 19, 2014. By Adam Mossoff.