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SparkFun Electronics will be closed on July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Any orders placed after 2:00pm MT on July 2nd will be shipped out after the weekend. Thanks!

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  • A broader view of the story would include that Honeywell sued Nest very early on for infringing Honeywell’s patents, that the press release issued September 13th by Nest mentions that the sale to Intellectual Ventures is non-exclusive, gains Nest access to patents it may need to use, and access to a defensive patent portfolio. I disagree with the inherent assumption than any and all use of patents (licensing, cross-licensing, and defensive, for example) is “evil” and anti innovation.

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