Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the patent system has been taking a lot of criticism lately. We’ve watched endless litigation unfold in recent years: Facebook vs Yahoo, Microsoft vs Google, Apple vs everyone, as businesses stockpile patents for the sake of intellectual property battle. But there’s one popular tech company that seems to be fundamentally against using patents as protection: SpaceX.
In a recent interview with Wired, SpaceX CEO and CTO Elon Musk said that the company has no interest in pursuing patents for the private aerospace company. Instead, SpaceX uses trade secrets to protect its intellectual property.