Cochlear loses patent infringement case

Poor old Cochlear can barely take a trick at the moment and it's now on the wrong end of a US jury trial verdict in a patent infringement case brought by Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and competitor Advanced Bionics. The jury has found 'direct, contributory and wilful, but not induced infringement’ by Cochlear of two patents related to methods and systems for testing cochlear implants, and has awarded damages of US$131m against it. No judgment has yet been entered on the verdict 'as important issues remain to be decided by the Judge'. These decisions could negate...

Poor old Cochlear can barely take a trick at the moment and it's now on the wrong end of a US jury trial verdict in a patent infringement case brought by Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and competitor Advanced Bionics. The jury has found 'direct, contributory and wilful, but not induced infringement’ by Cochlear of two patents related to methods and systems for testing cochlear implants, and has awarded damages of US$131m against it.

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