Riz Nwosu, a Nigerian man based in the United States of America, has accused, Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, of stealing his technology for Tesla as the billionaire went on to “trademark cyberbackpack” without his knowledge after he has earlier built something similar and proposed to work with him.
The man disclosed this in a newsletter released on the business and employment-oriented online service, LinkedIn.
Mr Nwosu narrated how he developed the Mr Musk’s cybertruck like backpack and claimed that some of the features in his own is similar to that of the richest man in the world’s own.
The man who is an admirer of Musk’s cybertruck developed a backpack after the vehicle’s model and name it the cyber backpack. He disclosed that he’s excited to have been able to invent something similar to the billionaire’s own.
According to reports, some of the unique features of the cyber backpack include an elastic handle, TSA-certified code lock, a USB charger port, luggage strap, anti-theft pocket, carbon-fibre exterior, protective waterproof and scratch proof hardshell.
Mr Nwosu revealed that he pitched his backpack to Mr Musk and Tesla Designer as well as, Franz Von Holzhausen, with the hope that he would be called for a partnership where profits could be shared, nothing that he made a tweet, tagged the tech mogul and listed all the unique features of his invention.
The Nigerian man when he launched the backpack on ProductHunt and created a website on Shopify to market the product said:
“My ultimate goal is to get this product listed on the Tesla.com store and split the profits with Tesla. So if anyone know(s) Elon like that, I would appreciate the plug.”
The U.S-based Nigerian purchased a domain, cyberbackpack.com valuing the backpack at about $199 for pre-sale orders, a strategy he said he learned from the Tesla boss.
Mr Nwosu added that while he was waiting to hear from Tesla, he found out that Mr Musk had gone behind his back to trademark Cyberbackpack.
“Since then, news about the trademark filing has exploded online and still not a word for Tesla or Elon…bruh!” claimed Mr Nwosu in a LinkedIn newsletter.
Mr Nwosu noted that he had filed his “own trademark for the word CYBERBACKPACK with a ‘first use’ date in December 2021,” and still hoped Tesla would have a rethink and reach out to him for a partnership deal but nothing was heard from them till now.
He added that he would still love to work with Tesla on his project and see if there is an opportunity for the company to demonstrate their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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