Patent Transaction Market Outlook for January 2017 with Q4 2016 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q4 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the January 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.
The PMI® rose over 4 points in Q4 2016, breaking the seasonal pattern of ending each year in a downturn. Even with a rise of 4.5% over the previous quarter Patent Transaction Market Report, the PMI remains at the lowest activity level recorded on the index since Q4 2013.
“Despite the market rise, the patent marketplace will continue to be defined by an oversupply of low value patents. We continue to forecast lower transaction volumes, characterized by fewer asset counts,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Q1 2017 should reflect the traditional rise in recordings, following year-end activity in Q4 2016.”
The PLI® (Patent License Index) increased by 2.4%, closing the year 28% higher year over year. The PLI significantly outperformed the S&P 500 during 2016 which was up 12% year over year.
The Most Active Deal Maker list in Q4 2016 included RPX, Hynix, Apple, and Intellectual Ventures. The top Seller chart was filled by Hitachi, Panasonic, and AT&T in a three-way tie, with Huawei close behind.
Publications currently available include:
- Patent Annual Deal Review and 2016 Midyear Outlook (June 2016)
- White paper Patent M&A and IPO Considerations Updated (January 2016)
- Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015)
- Avaya Patent Portfolio Study (March 2017)
Please contact Andrew Godsey 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.