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Third Quarter 2018 Review & Market Outlook Released By GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®)

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the Third Quarter 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® declined for the second consecutive quarter to 89.91 points in Q3 2018, a 2.9% drop, but remained above the Q4 2017 low point. The quantity of secondary patent assignments regained ground with a 2.4% increase to 1,926, well within the range of most quarters since Q3 2015.

“The PMI fell again in Q3 2018, but appears less volatile compared to previous downturns,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It is likely the market will continue with lower volatility over the next several quarters as smaller asset transactions will constitute the majority of deals. This is not a new trend and further declines in the PMI are likely.“

Samsung, BCS Software, and SuperD Technology shared the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker category of Q3 2018, with a long list of companies sharing the second position. The most active sellers included AT&T, Japan Display, Sharp, and GE.

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 also available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service through subscription. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

Technology Trends & Related Patent Activity

This PTMR saw GTT Group introduce a new section that tracks patent filings by assignee and by technology area over the past year. This includes breakouts of the top specific technology areas per assignee and top assignees per technology area.

Results Conference Call

A summary of Q3 2018 PTMR results and market outlook conference call is scheduled for December 10th at 10:00 Pacific. Contact info@gttgrp.com before December 7th to reserve a seat.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® dipped 6.3% in Q2 2018 to 92.52, but remained above the Q4 2017 decline. The quantity of secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,784, a 12.63% decrease from the Q1 2018 results, but within the range for the majority of results in 2016 and 2017.

“The PMI fell slightly below the trend seen since 2016 and is more volatile quarter-to-quarter than in previous years,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We remain cautiously optimistic for the remainder of 2018.“

RPX took the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers of Q2 2018. Red Hat, Apple, Hynix, and Samsung also made the list. Philips led the list of sellers, followed by Xerox, HP, and Panasonic, among others.

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 by visiting www.gttgrp.com/subscribe-to-quarterly-report/. Immediate updates on specific patent deals are also 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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GTT Group, Inc. Releases May 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2018 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q1 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the May 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® followed its traditional Q1 recovery pattern, rising 19.6% to wipe out the Q4 decline of 15% and match the range of the previous 2017 quarters. The monitored secondary patent assignments also rose to 2,042, besting the Q3 2017 recording levels and aligning with the Q1 2018 PMI® increase.

“The PMI has returned to the 90 plus range and the patent transaction market continues to follow the trend started in 2016 of slow, but steady growth,” explains Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It is likely the market will maintain the steady growth and we continue to expect most of the growth will be driven by smaller transactions, as shown in our monitored secondary patent assignments.”

Allied Security Trust (AST) continued as the leader in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers from Q4 2017 into Q1 2018. Previous leader RPX, along with Samsung, Siemens, and Uber also made the list. AT&T led the list of sellers, with ITRI, Panasonic, and Fujitsu holding second place. A six-way tie for third position includes Harris, Intellectual Discovery, Intel, IBM, Kodak, and Cypress Semiconductor.

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 also 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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GTT Group To Sell VR Camera System Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent portfolio directed to spherical 360-degree camera systems.

The patent portfolio covers camera systems for providing spherical 360-degree images and/or video for virtual reality (VR) applications.

The rising popularity of virtual reality games and increasing demand for virtual reality headsets are key factors which are expected to foster the growth of the global 360-degree camera market. According to Research Nester, the global 360-degree camera market is expected to flourish at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.4% from 2017 to 2024. The portfolio broadly relates to spherical, 360-degree camera systems that can capture images and video in all directions for a full virtual reality (VR) experience.

The portfolio is applicable to 360-degree camera systems that create a full spherical image. Utility can be found in virtual reality, sporting photography, and other 360-degree image and video applications. GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials that will be made available to interested purchasers under NDA.

“The market for virtual reality content, enabled by 360-degree camera systems, is forecast for tremendous growth in order to support virtual reality games and other VR applications,” Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “We are excited to offer the spherical camera portfolio that includes critical technologies enabling this market.”

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

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and applications in the market. Offers to acquire the portfolio should be submitted by July or earlier.

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March 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q4 2017 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 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the March 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® tracked with its typical Q4 decline, but dropped an unusual 15% to a two year low of 82.51. The monitored secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,810, within the range of seven of the last nine quarters following Q3’s second highest recorded rise in two years.

“The Q4 2017 15% drop in the PMI® is unusual, but tracks with the traditional Q4 transaction recording lag and the lower number of large transactions seen currently” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI should return to the 90 plus range during the first half of 2018.“

Allied Security Trust (AST) became the leader in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers of Q4 2017; Knapp Investment Company, Red Hat, and RPX also made the list. Hitachi led the list of sellers, followed by notables such as AT&T, IBM, Panasonic, and Sharp.

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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December 2017 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q3 2017 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 Q3 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the December 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® slightly declined in Q3 2017, resting 2.2 points below the Q2 2017 and almost matching Q1 2017. The count of monitored secondary patent assignments returned to the range above 2,000, not seen since Q1 of 2016.

“The PMI® made a soft landing at the Q1 2017 levels,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI should continue to remain flat through the end of 2017, traditionally decreasing during the holiday season.“

Google leads the Most Active Deal Maker rankings of Q3 2017, with Uber, Samsung, and Apple following.

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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GTT Group To Divest Inventor’s Patent for the Remote Operation of a Vehicle

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services worldwide, announces the availability of a strategic patent asset related to the growing connected car market.

The invention is applicable to mobile phone apps that enable users to remotely lock, unlock and start a vehicle. The patented technology allows the app to be deployable and operable on more than one phone at the same time. For example, one person with their phone and app can lock/unlock doors and remotely start the car while another person with their own phone could lock and unlock the doors but would not be able to start the car. The invention envisions ride sharing and varying levels of privileges based on user designation.

Mobile apps are currently offered by automobile manufacturers, automobile component suppliers, and connected vehicle service providers that provide remote operation features. The most common features include keyless entry, remote start, and location tracking. These apps are enabling users to control their vehicles in new ways conveniently from their mobile devices.

“The driving experience is currently being completely reimagined spurred by the work and development in the field of autonomous vehicles,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “This invention is related to a new generation of vehicles that will be connected to the outside world and will interact with their owners in ways not dreamed of in the past.”

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

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the patent. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patent in the market. Offers to acquire the patent should be submitted by November 2017.

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GTT Group To Sell Smart Home Energy Management Patent Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory worldwide, announces the availability of the Smart Home Energy Management Patent Portfolio related to the growing Smart Home and Building sector.

The portfolio generally relates to energy management systems (EMS) and includes methods and devices for local and remote management power usage, battery charging and storage, and security applications for Smart Homes and Buildings.

Connected devices are enabling users to control every aspect of their home including entertainment, security and energy management. EMS provides an interface for users to control how homes and buildings consume energy to reduce costs and promote energy efficiency.

The Energy Management System Portfolio exclusively represented by GTT Group includes inventions that relate to the core capabilities of EMS. The patents in the portfolio cover a secure EMS control interface, managing network traffic among connected devices using different protocols and controlling the charge/discharge of battery cycles.

The EMS market is expected to reach $76B by 2021, up from $32B in 2016., according to research from Markets and Markets. The 18% CAGR will be driven by cloud computing and big data that will enable real-time energy analytics.

“Energy Management Systems play a vital role in enabling home owners and building managers to control energy costs and improve energy efficiency,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “We believe the patented inventions are strategic to the industry and will be a core asset within a company’s smart home and smart building patent portfolio.”

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

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and applications in the market. Offers to acquire the portfolio should be submitted by November 2017.

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GTT Group Appointed Exclusive Advisor To Touch Screen and Optical Waveguide Patent Portfolio Divestiture

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services worldwide, announces the availability of a portfolio related to touch screens and optical waveguides.

The patent portfolio was developed by a venture company that raised $60M in funding. The company’s technology included digital waveguide touch systems, which is a touch screen solution that can be applied in various products, such as smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, automotive control displays, multimedia players, as well as in ATM’s and gambling machines.

The portfolio contains 15 issued US patents and one US application in nine patent families. The patents generally relate to optical touch systems, optical waveguide platforms, and touch system gestures.

The patented technology can be used in a wide variety of applications, including touch screens, augmented reality (AR) goggles, optical interconnect devices, as well as microfluidics for biomedical applications.

One key invention in the portfolio relates to the user interface of a touch screen device. The patent discloses using a gesture-based user interface to access functions on a device. This feature is relevant to mobile devices with touch screens that allow users to unlock their device using patterns traced by their fingers. GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials that will be made available to interested purchasers under NDA.

“Touch screens have become a part of our everyday life, revolutionizing the way that we interact with devices around us,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “We are excited to be working with innovators in the touch screen field who developed solutions enabling use in a wider range of devices and making touch screen devices more intuitive to use.”

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

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and applications in the market. Offers to acquire the portfolio should be submitted by November 2017.

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GTT Group To Sell On-Demand Delivery Patent Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent related to the on-demand delivery of goods and services.

The patent covers methods and devices for the efficient delivery of goods and services ordered online.

The on-demand market encompasses a wide variety of companies participating in vastly different market segments. The common element of companies participating in the on-demand market is the use of mobile applications to facilitate the delivery of goods and services. In 2015 users spent nearly $60B in the on-demand economy according to the National Technology Readiness Survey. Online marketplaces were the largest category of on-demand spending ($36B), followed by transportation ($5.6B) and food/grocery delivery services ($4.6B). The patent in this portfolio relates broadly to the different on-demand market categories.

The patent contains methods that cover the deployment of vendor vehicles in response to an online order. The patent is applicable to different categories of the on-demand market, such as food delivery, carpooling services and e-commerce package delivery. GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials that will be made available to interested purchasers under NDA.

“The on-demand delivery market has seen tremendous growth as a natural extension of ridesharing services,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “We are excited to be representing an inventor who helped develop the technology enabling this market.”

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

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and applications in the market. Offers to acquire the portfolio should be submitted by October 2017 or earlier.

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