Could you guys @ smarthing please tell me if this will be any trouble? Recently a kickstarter 3d printer got sued over a patent infrigement.
There's no way anyone from SmartThings will reply to this, and rightly so. Any patent lawyer would have already told them never to read or discuss anyone else's patents. If they're ever found guilty of infringing someone else's patents, having read the patent means that infringement was "willful." Any damages awarded for infringement at that point would be tripled if the infringement was found to be willful. The easy way to avoid that? Don't read any patents ever, and it's not possible to willfully infringe.
Yet another bullet point on the “ways the US patent system is broken” list, but it’s unfortunately how things work.