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Honeywell Sues Nest Labs Over Thermostat Tech

Honeywell International Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Palo Alto-based Nest Labs, alleging that Nest, maker of a “smart” digital thermostat for the home, infringes on seven of Honeywell’s patents related to thermostat technology. The patents referenced specifically pertain to the thermostat’s mechanical user interface, controller interface, inner design and “simplified methods for operating and programming a thermostat.” Also named in the suit is Best Buy, which sells the Nest thermostat.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work