Is it appropriate to grant Tesla a patent in this application or not?
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- Apr 4, 2019 4:37 pm GMT
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A few days ago Tesla filed a Patent Application For Electricity Generation That Bypasses The Grid.
Link to the Forbes publication - https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianblanco/2019/03/29/tesla-patent-application-electricity-generation-bypass-grid/#6fe646774ca5
Link to the Patent Application - http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220190097427%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20190097427&RS=DN/20190097427
Methods, devices, and systems for controlling energy generation interactions that bypass the grid may be provided. Flow control devices may be directly connected with one another independent of electrical connections to the utility grid. In some examples, the direct connections between the devices may enable sharing of power, controlling power flow over the direct connections, and/or recording relative power flows between the devices.
Maybe I am wrong, but it seems that this is a replica of a scheme that describes a Decentralized Community and as such, it is quite obvious to anyone who is dealing with decentralized energy or Renewables/energy storage/power backups, etc.
Moreover, is it really worth granting a patent on the basis of the application that describes a process in such a superficial and/or general manner?
What do you think?
I have no intention to offend Tesla and/or its' employees etc.
It is a great company, great founders, achievements...