Conglomerate Honeywell, the company which develops thermostats, had recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat alleging the infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology.
In response to this, Nest released a statement stating, “vigorously defend itself against Honeywell’s patent-attack strategy to stifle thoughtful competition.”
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. The Nest Learning Thermostat is already making a difference, saving customers energy and money. 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.