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GTT Group to Sell Patent Portfolio Related to Key Computer Vision Technologies

GTT Group, the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, has announced the availability of a Machine Vision patent portfolio. The portfolio relates to technologies central to industrial applications of computer vision technology.

The patent portfolio contains fourteen issued U.S. assets and strongly correlates to existing machine vision technologies on the market. The patented technology reflects early innovation in the machine vision industry with priority dates as early as September of 1995.

The portfolio covers several technical areas including machine vision application software development. Computer vision programs that allow for interactive editing of vision tools in a control-flow structure are covered in the embodiments. In addition, tools that provide ActiveX/COM controls and .NET controls to facilitate development and third-party integration are covered by the application software development patents.

The patent portfolio also covers technology concerning automatically measuring the color difference between a color distribution of an object and a reference color image. The patented technology is advantageously used in automated color difference measurement systems.

GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio.

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Dan Buri. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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GTT Group Announces the Availability of the MIPS Patent Study

GTT Group, the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, is releasing a value guide for parties interested in acquiring the MIPS Patent Portfolio. The patented MIPS technology has broad applicability to mobile device chip architecture, memory, processor design and manufacture.

Allied Security Trust (AST) recently announced that Bridge Crossing LLC, a company affiliated with AST, will sell the patents it purchased for $350 million on February 7, 2013 from MIPS Technologies. GTT Group’s MIPS Value Guide provides definitive value guidance concerning the applicability of the patent portfolio and exemplary assets and supplements GTT Group’s previously released MIPS Patent Study.

The MIPS Patent Study, originally released in June 2013, provides a detailed look at the patent monetization efforts previously conducted by MIPS and analyzes the degree of patent risk for unlicensed parties related to the transfer of patent assets to Bridge Crossing. The MIPS Value Guide now supplements the MIPS Patent Study, offering additional insight into the patent risk for unlicensed parties and provides definitive value guidance for the portfolio to be resold by Bridge Crossing in January of 2014.

“The MIPS Patent Study is a must-have for the business enterprise that is either a provider or user of mobile core logic products,” commented Michael Lubitz, GTT Group’s CEO and Chairman. “The recent news that Bridge Crossing will be reselling its portion of the MIPS patent portfolio prompted the need to support our subscribers with additional analysis insight and patent value guidance.”

GTT Group is currently taking reservations for the value guide’s release in January 2014. For additional information related to the study including subscription information, please contact Dan Buri. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2013 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2013 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q3 2013 Patent Market Index and December 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report. The Patent Market Index (PMI) tracks patent transaction activity and patent marketplace trends, and is reported quarterly in the Patent Transaction Market Report (PTMR).

The Q3 2013 PMI moved downward from the previous quarter index of 93.0, moving into territory not seen since 2009 and may signal a more selective acquisition environment.

“The decreased level of activity, especially in the large transaction category, reflects the increased selectivity and strategic nature of acquisitions in the marketplace,” observed Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI decrease and entry into the sub 90’s area may reflect a new trading range and is a trend we are watching closely.”
While most of the acquisitions during the quarter remained in the mobile broadband category, the subject areas ranged from security, to image and video, to speech recognition and search technology.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

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GTT Group releases Patent Licensing Index and associated Quarterly Patent Index Report

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory, patent valuation, and patent analysis services is pleased to introduce the Patent Licensing Index (PLI). The PLI is a pioneering index designed to provide transparency related to publicly traded patent licensing companies. This equity index focuses on companies whose business models rely on deriving value from patent portfolios. The index is intended to create additional understanding and insight related to the licensing segment of the marketplace.

The PLI covers the equity performance of 11 companies that derive their income principally from patent licensing or related activities. The PLI represents the culmination of on-going research and evaluation of the sector, and comparative performance related to other wider industry indexes.

Michael Lubitz, GTT Group’s CEO commented, “Besides GTT Group’s world leading patent transaction and strategic advisory services, GTT Group is the leader in providing vital information related to the patent marketplace, including the Patent Market Index (PMI). GTT Group first introduced the pioneering PMI and quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report in 2009. The PMI and Patent Transaction Market Report are now key information sources for the patent transaction professional.

“Following initial investigation into the licensing market we were surprised to find that no bellwether index or coverage existed related to publicly traded patent licensing companies. After some thought and discussion we feel such information will be very useful to our growing community and help promote further transparency. In the same tradition of innovation and insight for the professional community, GTT Group now introduces the PLI.”

To obtain a complete copy of the Patent Licensing Quarterly Report, including the PLI performance over the first 2 quarters of 2013, please visit us online and request the Patent Licensing Quarterly Report. GTT Group makes this information available on a discretionary basis as a courtesy to the community.

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GTT Group to Sell Multiband Antenna Patent Portfolio for Wireless Devices

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent portfolio related to antennas in use by wireless devices.

The portfolio contains 19 patent families, including 35 issued US patents and 7 US applications. The inventions covered by the portfolio relate broadly to key wireless connectivity for internet and telecommunications applications including cellular networks, wireless networks, eCommerce, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video steaming, and mobile applications.

GTT Group has prepared a detailed report on the portfolio as well as evidence of use materials to illustrate how the patents have been utilized in wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets. The evidence of use materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions.

The portfolio will be sold at a private auction in December 2013.

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases October 2013 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2013 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q2 2013 Patent Market Index and October 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report. The Patent Market Index (PMI) tracks patent transaction activity and patent marketplace trends, and is reported quarterly in the Patent Transaction Market Report (PTMR).

The Q2 2013 PMI decreased slightly to 93.0 from the previous quarter index of 95.3. The 2.3 point drop in the index form Q1 2013 continues the steadying trend since 2010 with the PMI maintaining a 90 to 100 index range.

“The Q2 2013 PMI reflects a market equilibrium,“ remarked Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We believe the current PMI level represents a market activity level reflective of selective strategic acquisitions.”

Acquisitions within mobile broadband and related technology areas continued to represent the bulk of market activity.

Intellectual Venture Fund 83 LLC led the list of Most Active Deal Makers for the quarter, which included Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd., Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd., Acacia Research Group LLC, Google Inc., and General Instrument Corporation.

To obtain a complete copy of the Q1 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report, subscribe to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

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GTT Group to Sell Patent Portfolio Related to Key Internet Messaging and Social Media Technologies

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of the Internet Messaging and Social Media patent portfolio. The portfolio encompasses fundamental technologies that are now experiencing wide global adoption.

The patent portfolio contains ten patent families, all highly applicable to common Internet messaging and social media technologies. The portfolio consists of 17 issued U.S. patents and 10 pending U.S. applications as well as various foreign filings. The inventions covered by the patent portfolio represent a wide range of communication and messaging technologies that have been adopted by major email, instant messaging, social media and ecommerce platforms.

  • One patent family in the portfolio describes methods for subscribing to the media content of a particular user and alerting users of any profile updates, such as updated photos.

  • Another family addresses electronic-messaging notifications based on user preferences and priority inputs.
  • Two other families further provide methods for analyzing and prioritizing contacts on a messaging platform.
  • A fifth patent family provides a notification method for online users.

“This portfolio offers broad coverage on messaging technologies that are common in today’s social media, ecommerce, online messaging, and email environments,” said GTT Group Chairman and CEO Michael Lubitz. “The portfolio provides a unique opportunity for companies looking to establish, solidify or expand their strategic position in the competitive online messaging and social media industry.”

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials for qualified interested parties under non-disclosure, non-notice provisions.

GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. The portfolio will be sold to an interested acquirer on or before January 2014.

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Dan Buri. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Internet Messaging & Social Media Patent Portfolio Website Summary from GTT Group

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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) Announces Availability of the 2012 Annual Patent Deal Review

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the 2012 GTT Group Annual Patent Deal Review. The 2012 Annual Patent Deal Review is a complimentary report summarizing the 2012 activity of major market participants.

“In addition to regular GTT Group reports, we think the annual review documents broad trends in the patent transaction marketplace and companies to watch closely for the coming year, this is what makes the 2012 Annual Patent Deal Review a valuable record” explained Michael Lubitz, CEO & Chairman of GTT Group. “An overall yearly analysis supplemented by GTT Group’s Patent Market Index and Quarterly Marketplace Report provides the broad perspective to confirm and identify strategic trending that impacts the patent transaction professional. “

The GTT Group Annual Patent Deal Review is a companion report to the quarterly GTT Group Patent Transaction Market Report, which includes the Patent Market Index, widely regarded as the benchmark economic index for patent activity within the United States.

All GTT Group clients and Patent Transaction Market Report subscribers automatically receive a copy of the GTT Group Annual Patent Deal Review for 2011. Contact GTT Group to receive a complimentary copy of the Annual Patent Deal Review for 2012.

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GTT Group, Inc Releases July 2013 Patent Transaction Market Outlook & Q1 2013 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q1 2013 Patent Market Index and July 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report. The Q1 2013 PMI rose to 95.3 from the previous quarter index of 92.4, an increase of 2.9 index points.

“The PMI reflects current market stability and we expect the index to remain in the 90s index range over the next few quarters,“ commented Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We do not believe that patent reform legislation aimed at patent nuisance litigation and current FTC review of corporate privateering initiatives will negatively impact the secondary marketplace, particularly as it relates to high quality assets.”

Most Active Deal Makers for the quarter include Intellectual Venture Fund 83 LLC and Rickstar Bidco LP, along with Facebook, Intel, Apple, and Google.

To obtain a complete copy of the Q1 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report, subscribe to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

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Telecommunications Portfolio from Top Wireless Company to be Sold by GTT Group

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent portfolio related to various telecommunication infrastructure and implementation technologies.

The portfolio contains 82 patent families with a total of 497 global assets, including 68 US assets. The assets of the portfolio span a broad range of telecommunications technologies, including wireless communication protocols, video conferencing and telephony, location services, user equipment, access points and antennas, and billing and payment services.

GTT Group has prepared a detailed report on the portfolio as well as evidence of use materials to illustrate how the patents have been adopted by LTE network equipment manufacturers, wireless service providers, mobile device operating systems, video conferencing systems, and mobile applications. The evidence of use materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions.

GTT Group will approach potential buyers and provide materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and evidence of use in the market. The portfolio will be sold at a private auction in September 2013.

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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