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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.

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 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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GTT Group, Inc. Releases April 2014 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q4 2013 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index and April 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 Q4 2013 PMI™ moved to 81.4, remaining under 90. The 7.6 point decline continues the 2013 trend of increased acquisition selectivity.

“We believe the Q4 PMI™ represents the typical recording lag in patent transaction activity as many market participants were deeply involved in completing transactions prior to year end,” explains Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Patent Asset Transfers during the quarter are consistent with the new market equilibrium reflected in the PMI’s range since Q2 2012. We should expect to experience a gain in transfers and the PMI™ for Q1 2014.”

Samsung led the list of Most Active Deal Makers for the second quarter in a row. Active deal makers also included Google Inc., Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd., and RPX Corporation. 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 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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