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October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook released by GTT Group Including the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index

The October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report is released today by Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction and patent related advisory services, and includes the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®).

The PMI® lost 10.76 points during the seasonal Q3 downturn, representing a 10.7% decline. Secondary patent assignments dropped below the year on year transfers compared to Q3 2015. The PLI® (Patent License Index) behaved contrary to the PMI and secondary market trends, rising 20% over Q3 2015, and  significantly outperformed the S&P 500.

“The Q3 PMI decline mirrors market realities, which include fewer patent transactions, and smaller asset counts,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We expect the 4th Quarter to remain rather flat with any uptick in the PMI reflected in the first quarter of 2017.”

Google is the only company appearing on both the acquirer and seller sections of the Most Active Deal Maker list in Q3 2016. RPX remained as the top acquirer of the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Intellectual Ventures, Acacia, Google, IP Bridge, and Philips in a five-way tie. Google headed the list of sellers on the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Toshiba, Broadcom, Panasonic, and SK Telecom.

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Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through a complimentary subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. Immediate updates on specific patent deals are available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service through subscription. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

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