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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US Hearing Device Patent Activity for September-October 2015

Patent policing of ear device technologies is big news these days, as are the patent wars they spawn. Nowadays, “Honoring a patent” is less an ethical concept than a court-ordered process; patents are more assets on the balance sheet than they are original inventions.   New Definitions for Old Terms and Devices   In the…

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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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US Hearing Aid Device Patent Activity for March-April 2015

Samsung Electronics’ history of suit-counter-suit patent-infringement litigation was referenced last post.  The patent-infringement lawsuit strategy is not peculiar to Samsung.  Such lawsuits increased by 25% in 2013.  Recent bills introduced in the US House and Senate have bipartisan congressional and White House support.  Among other things, the bills propose to reduce the number of frivolous…

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