What ecobee’s U.S. victories tell Canadians about American patent law

By Timothy J. Carroll (June 9, 2022, 12:28 PM EDT) -- In the summer of 2007, a small group of innovators discussed forming a company that focused on combating climate change. During these discussions, this group realized that existing residential thermostats drew needlessly high amounts of electricity, adversely impacting both the environment and customers’ pocketbooks. So, these innovators sought to design a revolutionary thermostat that was smart, easy to use, cost-effective and eco-friendly....