It’s a move that’s been widely praised—Tesla Motors doesn’t care about their profits, they just want to see electric car technology take off, and that’s why they’re opening up their patents. The thing is, they’re also opening themselves up to some major risks. After all, patents exist for a reason.

Joining LXBN TV to explain why there are risks associated with Tesla’s move, and how this could impact their place in the market is Nathaniel Lucek, attorney with Hodgson Russ and author on their Clean and Green Law Blog.