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.
While Google’s self-driving vehicles have been cruising around the streets, the company’s engineers have been working on a way to ensure pedestrians that may come into contact with the bumper of one of those autonomous vehicles are left relatively unscathed. Their apparent solution: an adhesive that makes people stick to the car’s hood.
MUMBAI: In what could be a major setback for access to treatment in high-burden countries, the Indian Patent Office on Monday granted a patent to Gilead Pharmasset on Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), its blockbuster drug for hepatitis C, for which the company charges $1,000 per pill in the US.
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.
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: