The leading edge of the Model S, with its almond-shaped headlights and round nosecone, feels like it’s borrowing styling cues from Maserati.

Lee Hutchinson

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has just opened up his company’s patents, saying that the company will not “initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”
In a Thursday blog post on the company’s website, Musk described that Tesla has gone so far as to take down framed copies of the company’s patents that had hung in its lobby for some time.
In a conference call with reporters also on Thursday, Musk added that the company plans on aggressively filing electric car-related patents and opening them to the public as a pre-emptive measure to thwart other companies or potential patent trolls. This also applies retroactively to all currently held Tesla patents.
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