This is just ridiculous. Patents this broad should never be granted. It is not good for anyone.
On Thursday Nest announced that it has officially denied Honeywell’s patent infringement claims in court, and has brought on Apple’s former Chief Intellectual Property Officer Richard “Chip” Lutton as its new vice president and general counsel.
I am not sure what to think about this. When Honeywell announced they were suing Nest for multiple patent infringements I at first felt, that this is just another example of a long-time market leader panicking, because after years of dominance someone else actually came up with a great product and that it would be best to aggressively sue them rather sooner than later in order to retain status quo and to keep producing products nobody is excited about.