Free for all patents?

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Does a patent with an open source philosophy self-contradict? In a recent article entitled “Making inventions free for all” Tesla chairman, Elon Musk, “wants to continue to patent but let the public use technology at will” (Life! Motoring 28 Jun 2014). Read more in the source article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-13/musk-applies-contrarian-style-to-patents-to-boost-tesla.html. You can also read Elon Musks’ own comments at the Tesla blog at: http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you.

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