Big news from Tesla. Elon Musk writes:
Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
Cisco just lost a key ruling in a closely watched patent infringement case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. But that's not going to stop it from fighting, the company tells Business Insider. Cisco is being sued by a company called Commil USA under some unusual circumstances.
By Susan Decker & Dina Bass Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have agreed to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the US and Germany. The two companies, which didn't disclose financial terms, have been litigating over technology innovations for five years. Google's former Motorola Mobility unit had been demanding royalties on the Xbox video-gaming system, and Microsoft had sought to block Motorola mobile phones from using certain features.
In Sunday's Chicago Tribune, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman explained why his manufacturing powerhouse has no plans to expand business operations in its home state of Illinois. The whole op-ed is worth reading, but here are the money grafs: