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Inside Honeywell’s Lawsuit Against Nest Labs

Honeywell has accused Nest Labs, the fancy new smart thermostat startup, of infringing on Honeywell patents that cover a huge range of energy-smart home functions — and it’s asking a federal judge to force Nest and partner Best Buy to stop selling them. Given that Honeywell just filed its complaint in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Monday morning, it may be a bit early to ask how the legal challenge will affect Nest and its current and future plans.
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