Complaint filed by Cochlear Ltd. et al. against Oticon Medical AB et al.

On July 1, 2016, Cochlear Ltd. and Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB (“Plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against Oticon Medical AB and Oticon Medical LLC (“Defendants”), asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,735,790 (“the ‘790 Patent”), 7,043,040 (“the ‘040 Patent”), 7,074,222 (“the ‘222 Patent”), and 7,409,070 (“the ‘070 Patent”).  The ‘790 Patent, the ‘040 Patent, the ‘222 Patent, and the ‘070 Patent are all assigned to the Plaintiffs and are drawn to hearing aid devices, implants, and/or anchoring elements.  The Plaintiffs are asserting that the Defendants are infringing the ‘790 Patent, the ‘040 Patent, the ‘222 Patent, and the ‘070 Patent by using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing its bone anchored hearing systems.  The case remains pending and is captioned 1-16-cv-01700.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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