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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus