Palo Alto, Calif.-based Nest, maker of a “smart” thermostat and
target of a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by industrial giant
Honeywell, has submitted a formal response to Honeywell’s claims.
The start-up has also brought Richard “Chip” Lutton, a 10-year
Apple Inc. veteran who managed the company’s patent portfolio, on
board as vice president and general counsel.