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Patent Envy: US Hearing Device Patent Activity for November- December 2014

Patent activity in the hearing aid industry continues to grow and grow more interesting.  We’re not Google or Apple, which ranked #11 and #13 for number of US patents in 2013 and are projected to rank higher in 2014.  But, our industry is hanging in there even as the competition heats up for Smart wearables…

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US Hearing Device Patent Approvals for July and August 2014

Patents are a growing concern in importance the hearing industry, both in number and lawsuits.  MIMs technology is big, especially now that Knowles won a patent ruling allowing it to “develop and improve [MIMs] for the HA industry.”  For those of us unfamiliar with the acronym or its impact on our industry and its company’s…

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US Hearing Device Patents for April and May 2014

It’s patent time again, when Hearing Economics shares its exciting list of new patent approvals in the hearing aid world.  Or should we say hearing device world, or maybe just audio world?  The list gets longer each time and the applications wider.  Near field, in the traditional hearing aid sense, is evaporating as communications/software manufacturers such…

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Hearing Device Patent Activity for May and June 2013

Patent reform just got sexy in the US Congress as politicians tout “innovation, not litigation, [a]s a bipartisan goal.”  Hearing Economics did some foreshadowing of this trend based on recent patent fights in our little industry that didn’t go so well.  New hearing device patent approvals for the last two months are shown in the…

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Hearing Device Patent Activity for March and April 2013

Wow, the last two months saw a lot of patent activity for hearing devices from a lot of competitors, most outside the US.  Click the links for previous lists (Jan-Feb 2013 and  Nov-Dec 2012), neither of which matches today’s in length.  Widex jumped in with a bunch of patents, Samsung won most innovative title (“small…

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