With the opening up of Tesla patents as open source, everybody is looking at what other car manufacturers can and/or will do with it. But how about applications outside the Automotive? The patent for the battery management system could also be attractive for grid storage. Or the patent for the large touch screen display, what can Apple, Google, or Samsung learn from that? This would make a label of 'Tesla Inside' even more widely applicable than I anticipated earlier.
"Automakers are going to be most enticed by the battery patents, but who knows what other Tesla inventions might find their way into your next BMW or Ford. Tesla has paved the way for the rest of the auto industry, but will they follow it?"
So How Many Tesla Patents Are There? - Gas2