Elon Musk is one cocky motherf***er — as a result of he is so assured he can keep forward of the pack, he does not even hassle to guard his improvements.
Elon appeared on CNBC’s “Jay Leno‘s Storage” Wednesday evening the place the two guys tooled round Elon’s Texas-based SpaceX Starbase facility and chatted it up.
At one level Jay requested if SpaceX had a patent on the supplies he used to assemble spaceships. Elon’s response … “I do not care about patents. Patents are for the weak.”
Translation … Elon’s advantageous with rivals taking part in catchup together with his creations, as a result of he is betting on himself that he’ll give you one thing even higher earlier than they do.
Elon believes patents are only a buzzkill … “They do not truly assist advance issues, they only cease others from following you.”
Musk has adopted his mantra in different ventures, together with Tesla. Again in 2014 he despatched a memo to Tesla employees, shunning patents and saying Tesla improvements are there “to draw and encourage the world’s most proficient engineers.”
He had some alternative phrases about getting such authorized safety .. ″[Patents] serve merely to stifle progress, entrench the positions of large companies and enrich these within the authorized career, fairly than the precise inventors.”
Now that is unhealthy ass!