Allure Energy Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Nest Labs

Allure Energy, Inc. has filed suit against Nest Labs, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on the grounds of patent infringement through the design, manufacture and sale of smart thermostats under the name "Nest Learning Thermostat." The complaint contends the Nest Learning Thermostat infringes on U.S. Patent No. 8,442,695 for the invention of an "Auto-Adaptable Energy Management Apparatus." 

Kevin Imes, president and CEO of Allure Energy, first began developing a smart thermostat in 2009, filing its patent application in 2010, to manage home temperature and energy usage. Allure Energy also developed and patented "Proximity Control Technology" that instantly adapts to a user's daily schedule to provide automatic comfort and energy savings at home based on the distance a user may be from a residence.


"Allure Energy invented an elegant energy management solution through our EverSenseTM product line, which uses patented Proximity Control Technology we began developing back in 2009," said Imes. "With our own capital, we created a smart and original thermostat control that also syncs music, reports local weather and offers energy tips, and filed all the required patent documentation well before Nest Labs launched its products." 

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Mobius uses a TFT technology that will enable the development of much lighter and rugged products.

Allure Energy Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Nest Labs

." The complaint contends the Nest Learning Thermostat infringes on U.S. Patent No. 8,442,695 for the invention of an "Auto-Adaptable Energy Management Apparatus."

PixelFLEX Introduces the Light Rigid 4 LED Video Screen at InfoComm

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Lenovo Tailors Horizon Table PC for the Home with Three Fashionable Furniture Designs

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Matrox Maevex Demonstration at InfoComm 2013 to Focus on Video over IP Decoding Quality

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ELAN g! Makes 269-Year-Old Farmhouse A Media Wonderland

Maintaining the historic integrity and rustic charm of the 269-year-old dwelling while transforming the property into a modern media wonderland

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HydraConnect LLC Upgrades Product Warranty to Industry Leading 5 Years

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Maybe You Can't Control the Future, But You Can Control the Past with Retro-Bit's Hypermode Series of Controllers for N64®, NES®, SNES® and GENESIS®

Get Retro with Wireless Controllers featuring Hypermode Functionality

Linear to present, "Competing for the Connected Home: What Channel Will Win?" at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference & Showcase

CONNECTIONS Conference, co-located at CTIA, May 20-May 23 in Las Vegas

Telkonet, Inc.'s EcoSmart Platform Integrates with Somfy Systems Technology to Deliver In-Room "Sunbeam Management"

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NAB Wrap: It's 4K All The Way, Drawing Line in The Sand, Storing Stuff

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WiSA - Wireless Speaker and Audio Certification

WiSA-certified speakers operate in a frequency spectrum that is much different than that of Bluetooth or WiFi. These products operate between 5.2Ghz and 5.7Ghz in a zone known as Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS.

NAB Revisited: Struggling for Ways to Monitize, Find New Opportunities

Heyday it Ain't - Families no longer huddle around the TV set to watch their content. There are too many options available and it's a challenge to networks, service providers and people wanting to sell/rent their content. Hundreds of channels are being replaced by the Channel of You.

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