Tesla Granted Patent for Unique Cybertruck Wheel Design: Closer to Production Than Ever

Exciting news for fans of the Tesla Cybertruck: the U.S. Patent Office has officially granted Tesla a patent for the vehicle’s unique wheel design. This means that Tesla will have exclusive rights to the design for the next 15 years. Although the patent only covers the rim design, there is speculation that it could be used as a hubcap on the Cybertruck’s wheels.

Global Progress in IP Threatened by Anti-IP Policy Proposals, Warns U.S. Chamber

The Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued its 11th annual International IP Index, which covers 55 economies that represent “most of the global economic output, together contributing over 90% of global GDP.” The report suggests that the global wave of anti-IP policy proposals may be slowing IP progress. While 18 economies saw modest progress on IP protection improvements, 28 economies, including many of the high-scorers, like the United States and the United Kingdom, had a 0% change in score. Only two countries had a 0% change in the 10th edition of the Index.