Siemens in the Re-Making: Breaking News

Siemens’ plan to strip off Audiology was first reported by David Kirkwood as rumor in February and again as fact in May of this year.   Various types of stripping were dissected at Hearing Economics and by its many Commentators.  A few well-informed, anonymous sources offered their views.  It was all very exciting, as always, when…

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Hearing Aid Device Patent Activity for July and August 2013

The list of hearing device patents approved in the last two months is longer than the last list, which was longer than the one before that, etc.  There seem to be more players and the time from application to approval may be getting shorter, though I’m not tracking either metric methodically. Kudos to GNResound for…

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Hearing Aid Flexible Elongated Member Prompts Patent Probe

Hearing aid manufacturers are pursuing market power with a vengeance, if you credit the comment in last week’s post that “Patents and patent protection… extend a firm’s market power.” Siemens wins for Most Patents Issued, a good place to be if they’re once again putting themselves up for top-dollar sale. Panasonic and Phonak tie for Title…

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