Lauren Goode

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Nest Labs Responds to Honeywell Lawsuit

Nest Labs, maker of a “smart” thermostat that is the subject of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Honeywell International, has responded to the filing with the following statement: “We at Nest are proud of creating products that bring true innovation to home efficiency and we are continuing to innovate and bring products to market. … Nest will vigorously defend itself against Honeywell’s patent-attack strategy to stifle thoughtful competition and we have the resources, support and conviction to do so.” Nest’s thermostat hit the market in late 2011; Honeywell alleges that the device infringes on seven of its patents and seeks to enjoin Best Buy in the suit as well.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik