Nest Counters Honeywell Allegations of Patent Infringement

Nest Files Answer and Counterclaims to Honeywell Complaint

Nest Labs, Inc. countered in court what it believes are meritless allegations by Honeywell of patent infringement in relation to the innovative Nest® Learning ThermostatT. In an Answer and Counterclaims filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Nest denies infringement and validity of the seven patents asserted in a Honeywell complaint filed in that court on Feb. 6, 2012.

“As reported in prior litigations, Honeywell has a pattern of trying to stifle new market entrants with unfounded legal action,” said Richard “Chip” Lutton, Jr., vice president and general counsel of Nest. “Instead of filing lawsuits, Honeywell should use its wealth and resources to bring innovative products to market. Nest will defend itself vigorously in court and we’ll keep our company’s focus where it should be – on developing and delivering great products for our customers.”

Click here for an excerpt of Nest’s Counterclaim – it’s a good read, they talk about blah-looking controllers…

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