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I’ve tried to warn the man — I believe the purchase of SolarCity will be regarded as possible the greatest blunder of 21 century capitalism.

Open letter to Elon Musk/Space X/Tesla Motors employees/stockholders

Having stumble upon a new and unique application of existing technology which has allowed me to inexpensively build that which will be considered “the next generation of electric generator” — you have a problem.
What makes this (my) “next generation Electric generator” unique is it inherent ability to generate a vastly greater amount of electricity than it consumes for its own operation. Consuming less than 5% of the electricity generated.
And; While I am confident there will be those, who, will contend that for one reason or another, perhaps, would even suggest that the laws of thermodynamics would not permit such a generator to be built; To this group of individuals I would simply counter by stating that it is precisely because of the laws of physics such a generator is a reality.
This (my) “next generation electric generator” requires few component parts, would be inexpensive to mass produce, considered compact by nature, where its weight would be in direct relation to its desired application/configuration.
This is to mean that this is (my) “next generation electric generator” can and will be configured in such a manner as to (in a relatively short amount of time) make obsolete the automotive industry’s’ use of the internal combustion engine. 
It is now possible to (in-expensively) manufacture (among other products) electric vehicles (cars and boats) possessing the inherent ability to re-charge their (own) batteries systems. It should be noted; While each purely electric vehicle capable of re-charging itself is a form of conveyance, more than this, each purely electric vehicle is “in-itself” a “self-generating stand-alone electric generator”. 
In addition; This (my) “next generation electric generator” can just as easily be configured in such a manner as to provide a less expensive and environmentally friendly alternative to living on the national power grid.
Let me also note; If you put this (my) “next generation electric generator” in the vacuum of space (a weightless environment) this (my) “next generation electric generator” will provide space exploration an unlimited supply of electricity without the need of fuels or arrays of solar panels.
Knowing what I know; How this (my) “next generation electric generator” is built and operated I feel an inherent responsibility to find the “patent rights” to this (my) “next generation electric generator” the proper steward; Where, after consideration it “seemed” obvious that Elon Musk, Space X, Tesla Motors would be the perfect fit for what I’ve developed.
Here’s your problem — there’s nobody home.
For months and months I pursued a campaign of emails (a simple two page letter) to every email address I could find related to Elon Musk, Tesla Motors, and Space X only to receive not a single reply. (I should note; this is an important letter which among other things describes {as I have here} what I’ve developed).
Once having abandoned the idea of emails I printed out two actual copies of the same 2 page letter, placed each in an envelope, added a stamp and dropped them off at the post office myself (one addressed to Elon Musk and the other addressed to J.B. Straubel — both to their corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California) only to once again be ignored.
Once having abandoning that idea I embarked upon a new path — again to nowhere.
What I did was this; Again I printed out another copy of the same two page letter, placed it in an envelope, then, hand delivered this copy to an actual Tesla Motors salesroom representative. It had been my hope that he would read it and understanding the significance of this letter; give it to someone else to read, who would then give it to someone else, and, eventually somebody would call — but again, this did not occur.

My original letter has but one question?
Were I able to talk with your top designer and engineer, and, if with-in 15 minute your top designer and engineer were to understand these three things:
1) Why it is possible to build the products I “claim” can be built.
2) How it is possible to build the products I “claim” can be built.
3) That it is possible to build the products I “claim” can be built.
Would Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X be willing to put together a (fair) compensation package (for the patent right to this (my) “next generation electric generator”) which would include these two items:
1) A onetime (non-recurring) fair compensation payment.
2) A small percentage of the gross revenue generated from the sale of any/all products which incorporates this (my) “next generation electric generator” — where, I would be willing to tie this small percentage of the gross revenue generated from the sale of any/all products which incorporates this (my) “next generation electric generator” to the net profit generated/realized from the sale of any/all products which incorporate this (my) “next generation electric generator”. 
Where; for each percent/percentage (1%) of net profit Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X generates/receives, I (David Moore) would receive one tenth of one percent (.1%) of the gross revenue generated from the sale of any/all products which incorporates this (my) “next generation electric generator”. 
This is a 9:1 ratio — for every 9 dollars of net profit Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X receives; I (David Moore) would receive 1 dollar (I’ve done the math-it’s always 9 to 1 –trust me).
Just one last thought:
Let me explain “why” Elon Musk “needs” to acquire the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator” — Consider TSLA with a market cap close to 25 Billion dollars; this means there are (nearly) 25 billion dollars having been place/bet/wagered on the “come-line” considering that Tesla Motors has never turned a profit in their existence; never has “Tesla Motors” enjoyed a quarter which wasn’t in the “RED” 
Furthermore; Elon has too; (after all my failed attempts to contact him) his failure to acquire the “patent rights” to this (my) “next generation electric generator” could be seen as a breach of the fiduciary responsibilities he (Elon Musk) holds towards his shareholders.
Without control of the “patent rights” to this (my) “next generation electric generator” the risk of a competitor (who would acquire the “patent right”) putting “Tesla Motors” out of business would be too great (talk about a bubble bursting) — why would anybody buy a “Tesla Motors” vehicle when they could buy as fine a vehicle for a fifth the cost, fully capable of re-charging itself? Explaining to his shareholders he (Elon Musk) had the “first-right-of-refusal” (and failed to seize the opportunity) could be a tall order? 
Now that I’ve explained “why” Elon Musk “needs” to acquire the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator” allow me to explain “why” Elon Musk “wants” to acquire the “patent right” to this (my) “next generation electric generator”.
Along with the ability to consistently return Quarterly Profits (large quarterly profits) with the “patent right” to the this (my) “next generation electric generator” he (Elon Musk) will be issuing (at least — as I can see) three new “IPO”s” 
1) Tesla Marine Electric Works — (these boats will corner the boat market) 
2) Tesla Residential Electric Works (every new home built should incorporate this (my) “next generation electric generator” –perhaps as an “Up”. (This is going to destroy the solar industry — among others)
3) Tesla Conventional Battery Works — the best thing about this; any (automotive) battery works just fine.
Please, can anybody over there get this to Elon Musk?
You’re running out of time — call me (714) XXX-XXXX or; e-mail me at moorednorgca@yahoo.com

(Once having hand delivered the last letter to the Tesla Motors salesroom representative; I was so confident of a reply that I had prepared this follow-up letter, which, I felt would have answered any questions related to the original letter — I am still sitting on this/these letter/s).
The follow-up letter:
Thanks for your show of interest –
I know what you’re thinking (you have to be); “Do you (David Moore) actually possess the patent rights to this “next generation electric generator”; a “next generation electric generator” which makes possible the ability to in-expensively manufacture electric vehicle possessing the “inherent ability” to re-charge their “own” battery systems, the ability to in-expensively manufacture “stand alone {self-generating} generators” capable of providing the electricity for our homes and businesses, as well as the other products noted?
Let me be perfectly clear — No, (for reasons I’ll later state) I do not possess the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator”– However; it should be understood I have consulted with two patent attorneys (Philip Braginsky & David Lee) from a Manhattan (N.Y.) law firm (Sill, Cummis, and Gross) who, after evaluating my (confidentially disclosed) “intellectual property” related to this (my) “next generation electric generator” are of the opinion what I have developed to be (in their words) “indeed patentable”. 
So, (again, let me be clear) while I (David Moore) do not possess the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator” neither does Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X possess the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator” (and conversely) neither (yet) does the guy down the street from Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X possess the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator”.
However, what I can do is this; I can either provide (to Elon Musk, or, the guy down the street) the “intellectual property” from which will be gleaned the knowledge needed to secure the patent rights to this (my) “next generation electric generator” where, (it should be realized) the global revenue generated by these products will be measured, annually, in the 10’s of Billions of dollars.
With that having been said: 
Here is what I would propose: Assume everything stated in my letter (to Elon Musk/Tesla motors/Space X) to be 100 % correct/accurate; then, in return for the “intellectual property” from which will be gleaned the knowledge needed to secure the “patent rights” to this (my) “next generation electric generator” put together a (fair) compensation package — “write-up” an “agreement in principle” (which would “not” be legally binding) — and we both sign it. 
Next (I suggest) Elon Musk sign a non-disclosure agreement and e-mail it to me (I can provide something simple) with-in minutes I will e-mail (back to Elon Musk) the “Intellectual Property” related to this (my) “next generation electric generator” after which, he (Elon Musk) can make a decision as to whether or not “this” (what I’ve presented) is something he (Elon Musk) would be interested in pursuing. 
Should it be the case Elon Musk “is/would be” interested in pursuing “what I’ve presented” it would then become incumbent upon Elon Musk to “formalized” the previous “agreement in principle” (to perfect this agreement) at which point I would wish Elon Musk Gods speed in the task at hand and get on with my life.
Or; should it be the case Elon Musk is not interested, he (Elon Musk) can (at any time) walk away; at which time I would first thank Elon Musk for his courtesy, and then shortly apologize for (apparently) having wasting this short amount of his life — my point is that this doesn’t have to drag out over days, weeks, or possibly months (we should be able to get this done before tomorrows’ lunch)- it should require (Elon Musk) no more than “a few” minutes to understand what I’ve developed (how and why this works).
Let’s be honest -You want to know whether I’m full of crap or not (I can understand that) and the last thing you want to find out is that you’re too late (we can do this right now — as soon as you’re ready). 
About the patent — having thought hard about this, came to the conclusion that it requires more than the financial where-with-all to initially secure the patent itself; it also requires the financial where-with-all to protect such a patent in a court of law — something which could take years and hundreds of thousands of dollars (there are such practices known as “patent trolling”- these folks would destroy me).
Furthermore; let me also add — The patent attorneys I referenced have indicated it would require, possibly, 20–25 thousand dollars to file the patent — now; if they’re telling me between 20–25 I had better figure between 25–35 (you can’t stop after 25) — now; let’s say, somehow I can do this; all I get (in the end) is a 20–35 thousand dollar patent prepared by two patent attorneys — now; I know I have two great patent attorneys (but still, {in the end} all I have are two great patent attorneys working on a 20–35 thousand dollar patent).
Now; there are, but only, a few things I understand about the patent process; my patent attorneys have indicated we should add as many “attachments” to the patent as we can (I have no idea what an “attachment” is; but that’s OK — they do) the point is this: It’s in his (Elon Musk) best interest to have “his patent attorneys” craft this patent — it may require he (Elon Musk) to hire a team of patent attorneys at a cost well above what my attorneys have quoted me — but — in the end; he (Elon Musk) will get the “patent” written how he (Elon Musk) would prefer it to be written.
About the non-disclosure agreement; just put something simple together which might read like this?
It is in the same spirit held in a relationship between a patient and his doctor, between a client and his lawyer, between a parishioner and his clergy in which I (Elon Musk) will evaluate and regard the “intellectual property” provided by David Moore related to the ability to in-expensively manufacture electric vehicle possessing the “inherent ability” to re-charge their (own) battery systems, the ability to in-expensively manufacture “stand alone {self-generating} generators” capable of providing the electricity for our homes and businesses, as well as the other products noted in a prior letter to Elon Musk.

What, too easy? — someone shoot me an offer (let’s get this done)
David Moore

Just to be clear
Someone needs to consider the idea that I could be right, and, if I’m right they also need to consider the fact that this (my) “self-generating electric generator” will generate more electricity in an hour than a roof-top full of solar panels could generate in a year.
Unfortunately; along with the solar industry being rendered obsolete, we can also say goodbye to the coal industry (I suppose; with Republicans celebrating Christmas we’ll always need a little coal — great stocking-stuffers!), the nuclear generation of electricity will no longer be worthwhile, this will completely destroy the automotive industries business model — and, I’m only getting started — don’t forget about the oil industry; while there will still be a great need for oil — the need to burn oil will no longer exist, in addition, this (my) “self-generating electric generator” will surely have an impact on the transportation sector our economy (less commodities to be shipped by rail), auto mechanics, power/utility companies/employees, gas station owners/employees, auto parts stores owners/employees, tune-up/oil change facilities owners/employees, smog station owners/employees, and, there will no longer be any need to build-out an infrastructure of electrical re-charging stations/platforms — oh yeah (just a couple more) we can also eliminate the only welfare program Republicans seem to revere “oil subsidies” along with another Republican pet project “ethanol” (ethanol was always a bad idea). 
David

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