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US Hearing Device Patent Approvals for September and October 2014

The list of US patent approvals in the hearing industry grows longer with each bi-monthly period.  The Big 6 are well represented, but new players continue to enter the arena.  Inventor-owned patents are a rarity these days, accounting for just 10% of all new patents, down from 25% in the past.  In his new book, The…

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War of the Patent Worlds: US Supreme Court Disses Widex, Oticon and Denmark

On January 1, Hearing Economics took a stab at describing the $31M award in damages against William Demant and Widex for “willful infringement” of patent technology that reduces hearing aid feedback.{{1}}[[1]]Widex A/S and Widex USA, Inc. v. Energy Transportation Group, Inc., No. 12-1136[[1]] Click on these links to read the Oct 12 2012 opinion or hear the fascinating audio…

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Biotechnology Patents for Hearing and Hearing Devices

As promised, here’s an update of interesting hearing technology patents — the list is long but it only encompasses the last two months of 2012.  I think you’ll agree, it looks like a Christmas wish list — hearing aids that tell you how your body’s doing, that find themselves, that test your hearing, that do…

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Hearing Technology Patent Fights

Last year’s top Hearing Economics post  listed some US patents granted in the hearing industry. The list may have stimulated readership, so another cherry-picked list of recent patents will show up in next week’s post and will be updated every few months.  In the meantime, today’s post looks at the exciting afterlife of patents in…

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