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Intellectual Property and Other Notices

Patent Notice

The Nest® Learning Thermostat™, the Nest® Protect™ Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm, the Nest® Mobile Client, and the Nest® Web App may be covered by one or more of the following U.S. and foreign patents:

US 6429893, US 6686838, US 6943681, US 7042352, US 7047092, US 7102504, US 7102505, US 7142107, US 7142123, US 7156316, US 7163156, US 7168627, US 7168632, US 7199701, US 7218237, US 7228726, US 7230528, US 7233781, US 7250854, US 7286056, US 7299034, US 7336168, US 7347384, US 7356473, US 7372003, US 7389806, US 7403097, US 7411494, US 7411497, US 7412876, US 7455236, US 7455237, US 7460006, US 7461343, US 7504956, US 7528711, US 7561057, US 7583198, US 7623028, US 7658336, US 7669461, US 7796023, US 7817031, US 7893812, US 7893827, US 7893828, US 7936264, US 7982602, US 8014902, US 8020777, US 8031079, US 8033479, US 8160752, US 8195313, US 8280536, US 8412147, US 8452457, US 8478447, US 8489243, US 8510255, US 8511576, US 8511577, US 8523083, US 8532827, US 8539567, US 8544285, US 8554376, US 8558179, US 8560128, US 8594850, US 8600561, US 8606374, US 8620841, US 8622314, US 8627127, US 8630740, US 8630741, US 8630742, US 8635373, US 8638213, US RE41991, US D660732, US D677180, US D687046, US D687047, US D687050, US D687057, US D687058, US D687059, US D687459, US D687043, US D687044, US D687045, US D687056, US D687851, US D690322, US D691629, US D696677, US D697526, and US D697930.

Trademark Notice

Nest®, the Nest logotype, the Nest house logo, the Nest leaf logo, Airwave®, Auto-Away®, Auto-Schedule®, Auto-Tune™, Heads-Up™, Heat Link™, Learning Thermostat™, Let’s Stop Wasting Energy™, MyEnergy™, Nest Learning Thermostat™, Nest Protect™, Nest Sense®, Nest Wave™, Nest Weave™, Nightly Promise™, Pathlight™, Rush Hour Rewards™, Safety Shouldn’t Be Annoying™, Seasonal Savings™, Sunblock™, System Match™, Thread™, Thoughtful Things™, True Radiant™, and Weave™ are trademarks or service marks of Nest Labs, Inc. The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of trademark or other intellectual property rights of Nest Labs, Inc. concerning that name or logo.

Trademark Usage Policy

This Trademark Usage Policy sets forth the proper use of trademarks, service marks (collectively “trademarks”) and logos of Nest Labs, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Nest”) by our licensees, authorized resellers, and other parties who have obtained Nest’s consent to use Nest’s trademarks or logos on their promotional materials, instructional materials, websites, packaging, labels or elsewhere. This policy helps us protect our valuable trademark rights. If you’re a licensee of any Nest trademark or logo or an authorized reseller of Nest products and have specific trademark usage guidelines in your agreement with us, please follow those guidelines.

When referencing Nest trademarks and registered trademarks, always include the proper notation after the name and logo, which is ® for registered trademarks and ™ for trademarks. Always use the complete trademark in all communications. Never abbreviate a Nest trademark to create an acronym. When using a Nest trademark, never vary the spelling, add or delete hyphens, make two words one, or make one word two. Remember that trademarks are adjectives, and cannot be made possessive or plural. Do not combine Nest trademarks with your or any third-party trademarks. Nest logos may only be used under a separate written license from Nest. When using logos, always include the ® if the logo is registered or ™ if the logo is not registered. Nest trademarks may not be used as part of the product name for any third-party product. Products may be co-branded with a Nest mark only by written agreement with Nest. By using a Nest trademark or logo, you are acknowledging that Nest is the owner of all right, title, and interest in the trademark or logo, that all use of the Nest trademark or logo inures to Nest’s benefit, that you will not interfere with or challenge Nest’s rights in the trademark or logo, and that you will not bring the Nest trademark or logo into disrepute. No person or entity may reproduce or use (or authorize the reproduction or use of) any Nest trademark or logo in any manner other than expressly authorized by Nest.

Nest’s Policy Regarding Unsolicited Idea Submissions

Please do not submit to us any unsolicited ideas for products, product improvements, product technologies, product names, advertising strategies, slogans, songs, jingles, etc. (“submissions”) regardless of whether you think they are new or old, good or bad, original or unoriginal. Just don’t send them, in any form, to us or to any of our employees. The reason for this policy is to avoid potential disputes or misunderstandings regarding intellectual property ownership. In the event that you send us a submission, despite this request that you not send us any submissions, then regardless of anything you say, write or record to the contrary regarding your submission, you agree that: (1) your submission and its contents will automatically become the property of Nest, without any compensation to you; (2) Nest may use, copy, modify, publish, or redistribute the submission and its contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for Nest to review the submission; and (4) there is no obligation for Nest or any of its employees to keep the submission confidential. In the Community Forum, Nest has provided a place where community members who are willing to accept these terms can submit ideas. See Nest Community Forum Agreement.