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 Agreed. The patents would be very useful foundations for academic programs and future engineering/cs students to study.
Apple isn't going to do Home Automation. They are providing the platform and ecosystem that the Home Automation experts can leverage as another tier to the current Apple ecosystem.
People speculating about Thermostats and more don't know Honeywell, but I guarantee you I'm not the only Apple/NeXT alum who grew up with them.   http://yourhome.honeywell.com/home/
Nest USPTO Patent Assignee listing: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=0&f=S&l=50&TERM1=Nest&FIELD1=ASNM&co1=AND&TERM2=&FIELD2=&d=PTXT 
 Most importantly, EchoStar is a Satellite Point of presence corporation for decades.
Apple's implementation of it's own technology is patented end to end. They didn't beat Apple to the punch.
 Like I said, Google is walking into a trap by many giants in industries it has no experience working in.
Tyco Systems is laughing right about now.
 The entire US hardline back-bone is AT&T. Sorry, but there isn't a city in the US that AT&T can't reach a decade before Google. Google sells its customer data. Without it their stock is no greater than $100/share. Without customer data mining Google never goes public.
 AT&T finally showed its hands with the latest round of smart homes that it is testing in large markets presently. The Telcos will joint venture with the energy companies and get special structure with the PUDs to own the Smart Home.
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