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US Hearing Device Patents March-April 2016

Some anecdotal observations precede the current hearing aid patent list, some superficial, others not so much. Best Name for a New Entrant:  Brain Basket, LLC (Auditory Comprehension and Audibility Device, #9301066)   Who’s Got the Power   The big developing technology–accounting for over 10% of today’s list–is extended, connected, sustainable, or implantable power solutions. Big…

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US Hearing Device Patent Activity for November-December 2015

On January 7, the Oticon vs GN Resound patent war came to an end with scarcely a shot fired.  Settling a “slew of patent disputes” was good news for Big 6 bottom line solidarity and uninterrupted technological innovation.   Words, Words, Words   While the FDA continues its decade-long struggle to parse and define ear technology, the…

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Beltone, a Very Private Company

“As to why fictitious asset frauds are promulgated, that awaits a future post, along with other fascinating questions having to do with the nature of Beltone itself – a mysterious entity for sure – and how on earth it became a GN Resound minion (or not).” (previous post) As the beginning of the End of…

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US Hearing Aid Device Patent Activity for Jul-Aug 2015

“Tumultuous” captures the essence of Big 6 doings of late.  It’s also an apt descriptor  for the Exciting World of Hearing Device Patents, which really is the place to be these days.  For example, Panasonic’s battery patent (USPTO #9088050) describes a whirlwind New World of Batteries: “the batteries for supplying electric power… small-size electronic devices…

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US Hearing Device Patents for May-June 2015

Ear devices by any name are fast becoming brain portals.  Recent Hearables and Augmentation posts probably struck most readers–especially clinicians who fit traditional amplification on aging patients–as fanciful riffs about gimmicky trifles.   The growing diversity of patents in the bimonthly list argues that we pay attention to devices and toys which are outside traditional…

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