Lauren Goode

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Honeywell to Nest: We Won’t Blink First

Honeywell has fired the latest shots in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Nest, denying Nest’s most recent counterclaims. In a statement, the industrials giant said, “We stand by our claims alleging infringement of the seven patents related to thermostat technology.” Honeywell goes on to call Nest’s counterclaims “self-serving characterizations of the Nest Thermostat” that are “irrelevant to Honeywell’s valid claims of patent infringement,” and accuses Nest of trying to divert attention from the core issues of the suit.


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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