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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the January 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The Q4 2014 PMI™ gained 3.4 points to close 2014 at 111.6, slightly above the average for the past two years and within the normalized trend forecasted by GTT Group. The Q4 2014 PLI also remained within expected average levels after the record rise recorded in the Q2 period.

“The Q4 2014 gain is less volatile than the previous three quarters, as expected”, stated Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Our expectation moving into Q1 2015 is flat or possibly a moderate uptick reflecting historical yearend recording backlogs that inflate Q1 assignment recordings.”

In January 2015, GTT Group publishes the 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value, with a focus on recent events that are impacting patent value. The 2014 Annual Deal Review will become available in February 2015, reviewing the overall trends of 2014 and the 2014 deal leaders.

Intellectual Ventures led the Most Active Deal Makers list for the third quarter in a row, followed by Apple Corporation, Intellectual Discovery, RPX, and Acacia.

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

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. The index is intended to create additional understanding and insight related to the licensing segment of the patent 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 Marketplace Report in 2009. The PMI and Patent Marketplace 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 professional coverage existed related to publicly traded patent licensing companies. After some thought and discussion we think such information will be very useful to patent professionals and help promote further transparency.”

To obtain a complete copy of PLI information including recent quarterly data, please visit the GTT Group Quarterly Report subscription form. GTT Group makes this information available on a discretionary basis as a courtesy to the community.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2014 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2014 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Q3 2014 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the December 2014 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 2014 PMI™ showed an expected return to 108.2 from the Q2 2014 record-setting index high of 128.6 points.

“This decrease in the Q3 2014 PMI is in line with GTT Group expectations and past estimates”, reported Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Our forecast has the index remaining at this level or dipping slightly within the normalized range during Q4.”

The Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) tracks activity among publicly traded patent licensing companies to provide comparative performance indicators, and is also reported quarterly in the PTMR.
The Q3 2014 PLI also showed a return to previous levels with an index of 1258, declining from a high of 1467 recorded in the Q2 period.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases October 2014 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2014 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q2 2014 Patent Market Index and October 2014 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 2014 PMI™ continued the Q1 2014 rising trend and brought the index to 128.6 for the first time. GTT Group attributes the Q2 2014 PMI index gain of 8.5% to recording lags and deal momentum continuing through the first half of 2014.

“This rise is a continuation of the rebound from the lull in activity charted by the index during the last quarters of 2013”, states Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group.

Intellectual Ventures succeeded Samsung at the top of the Most Active Deal Makers list. RPX Corporation, Tessera, Google Inc., Huawei, and Microsoft completed the list. More detail on these lists is available in the Q2 2014 PMI and through direct discussion with GTT Group.

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GTT Group to Sell Important Mobile Workforce Management Patent Portfolio

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 web applications, mobile workforce management systems, and professional services automation systems.

The Portfolio contains seven issued U.S. patents and pertains generally both to monitoring user performance and to server interaction with software system users. Claimed inventions in this portfolio include tracking employee, contractor, and/or manager work time and performance.

“Companies are relying more and more on software and web applications to interact with both their employees and customers,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey.

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials to illustrate how the assets have been adopted by major market participants. The market adoption materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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 November 2014.

Mobile Workforce Management Patent Portfolio Web Summary

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases July 2014 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2014 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q1 2014 Patent Market Index and July 2014 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 Q1 2014 PMI™ increased to 118.5, the most significant increase in three years. “We believe the Q1 2014 PMI™ increase meets our Q4 2013 expectation for a rise in both transfers and the index itself,” explains Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “This significant increase in the PMI™ represents the effects of a combination of the robust patent transaction activity and recording lags experienced during the second half of 2013.”

Samsung led the list of Most Active Deal Makers for the third quarter in a row. Active deal makers also included Google Inc., Intel Corporation, RPX Corporation, and Qualcomm. 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 to Sell Important Display Technologies Patent Portfolio

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 display technologies used in E-Readers, tablets, smartphones and wearables.

The portfolio relates to front-lit displays where light is directed towards the screen as opposed to backlit displays that directs light into the user’s eyes. Front-lit displays offer several key advantages of backlit displays. The portfolio contains one issued U.S. patent and one U.S. application. The claims are broadly drafted to cover methods and devices related to illuminating displays. The portfolio is applicable to current E-Readers and mobile devices.

E-Readers utilizing E Ink are currently the primary application of front-lit displays, allowing readers to comfortably use the device in all kinds of light. It is an important feature that is commonly offered by the most popular E-Readers on the market.

Major technology companies have also been developing reflective display technology for smartphones, tablets and wearables. While there are a few devices that are currently commercially available, it is expected that mass production of devices with these displays will begin in the next two years.

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials to illustrate how the assets have been adopted by major market participants. The market adoption materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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 2014.

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Internet Search Engine And Advertising Technology Patent Portfolio to be Sold by GTT Group

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of a patent portfolio related to internet search engines and advertising.

The portfolio contains three patent families with a total of seven U.S. issued patents and two U.S. applications. The patents in the portfolio claim a priority date as early as 1998. Key inventions in the portfolio relate to searching for website content based on specified content categories, such as image content or video content. Allowing users to search for images and videos is a key feature that is offered by current internet search engines.

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials to illustrate how the assets have been adopted by major market participants. The market adoption materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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 2014.

Internet Search Portfolio Website Summary

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GTT Group to Sell Patents Covering Key Mobile 3D Touch Technologies

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of two 3D Touch assets. The assets are applicable to three-dimensional touch, hover, and air touch implementations currently utilized in mobile devices.

The 3D Touch offering involves one issued U.S. patent and one pending U.S. application. Leading mobile devices are implementing the 3D Touch technology in their latest models. In addition, this technology is being marketed in mobile device advertisements to drive sales. It is expected that additional well-known mobile devices, tablets, and handheld computer devices will be implementing this technology in the very near future. The patents are also applicable to developing 3D input functionalities provided by graphics software providers.

“This offering provides strong coverage on an emergent feature that is becoming common in existing mobile devices on the market,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Dan Buri. “Air touch, floating touch and hover technology has become a viable multi-touch alternative that can be implemented in conjunction with the multi-touch solutions offered in all smart phones and tablets. These patents cover existing 3-dimensional touch solutions and provide an open application for the purchaser to continue shaping the family.”

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials to illustrate how the assets have been adopted by major market participants. The market adoption materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Dan Buri. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing 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 to an interested acquirer in July 2014.

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GTT Group Announces Top 10/1000 Annual Patent Value Report

GTT Group’s annual listing of Top 10/1000 Valuable Patents identifies the Top 20 Value Holders among the Top 1,000 US Patent Assets. GTT Group uses its proprietary Computational Value System platform to identify the most likely contributors to innovation. The report also aggregates ownership of the Top 1000 assets by non-practicing entity, individual inventor, practicing entity, and academia.

GTT Group uses its proprietary Computational Value System platform to identify the most likely contributors to innovation. The report also aggregates ownership of the Top 1000 assets in six categories:

    • Non-practicing entity
    • Individual inventor
    • Practicing entity
    • Academia
    • US Government
    • Foreign Government

Broadcom was the value leader among premium asset holders, leading a list that includes Apple, IBM, and Intel. “With our third annual Top 10/1000 report, we extend this new annual benchmark in patent assets, helping those interested to identify innovation and value“, remarked Michael Lubitz, GTT Group’s CEO and Chairman. “The Top 10/1000 surpasses legacy volume rankings as a measure of significant activity based on asset quality.”

Contact GTT Group to receive a complimentary copy of the summary report or for additional information about the range of services provided by GTT Group. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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