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Advanced Bionics loses patent infringement suit

Sonova-owned hearing firm Advanced Bionics has suffered a blow, as a German court has ruled in favor of plaintiff Med-El in a patent infringement case. Sonova, which has filed for appeal, could end up losing millions of euros in the ”mid- to high-single digit” range.

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Advanced Bionics, subsidiary of hearing aid giant Sonova, has recently been in a legal strife with Austrian company Med-El. The first round goes to the Austrian contender, Sonova could report Tuesday night.

The Regional Court of Mannheim, a German city, has ruled in favor of Med-EL in an patent infringement case, which the firm brought against Advanced Bionics some time ago.

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