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Old 05-19-2018, 09:25 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by seifrob View Post
Few interesting things happened while this thread has been sleeping:

-- Nikola motors sued Tesla because of their truck (see here: https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/02/...s-suing-tesla/)
in what looks like patent trolling
Yeah, sounds like trolling. A lot of what they're suing Tesla over seems like it's applicable to the Airflow Starship too...

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Old 05-20-2018, 01:32 AM   #92 (permalink)
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- according to this page https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla...motors-design/ Nikola Motors filed patents on 30th of December 2015. At this point it had to be rough sketches, as five months lated they posted some CGI with lot of marketting babble. Damned patent trolling.
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Nikola Corporation has a total of six patents. They are all design patents, which are different from utility patents. Design patents consist only of one or more drawings, and they cover only things that look like those drawings.

The United States patent system, like the rest of the world, is on "first to file". Whoever files the first patent application for an invention gets the patent. If Shepherd777 publicly disclosed anything in a Nikola patent before the Nikola patent filing date, then that Nikola patent is not valid.

You can read the Nikola patents by going to patft.uspto.gov, click on Advanced Search under patents, then use search criteria an/nikola.

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