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kaisen, please tell me which patent(s) set the Tesla apart. ...maybe some of those process patents?

Seriously, I have some patents myself ... that maybe, gives me a bit more insight into what gets a patent, and these days, it doesn't take much. That is, the patent office no longer makes much effort to award patents only to new useful ideas. It's more like if the right lawyers submitted the thing, the PTO give it a number and let the lawyers battle out who had the idea first.

So, again, where's the big innovation? Because from a look at those titles, (Battery box... way of selective adhesive...) I would say they have patents on things which should fall under the category of solutions obvious to people skilled in theirs craft.

examples per wiki:
U.S. Patent 5,443,036, "Method of exercising a cat", covers having a cat chase the beam from a laser pointer

U.S. Patent 6,368,227, "Method of swinging on a swing", issued April 9, 2002[37] by patent examiner Kien T. Nguyen,[38] was granted to a seven-year-old boy, whose father, a patent attorney, wanted to demonstrate how the patent system worked to his son (aged 5 at the time of the application). The PTO initially rejected it due to prior art, but eventually issued the patent.[37] However, all claims of the patent were subsequently canceled by the PTO upon reexamination.[39]
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