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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) Announces Availability of the Annual Patent Deal Review and Mid Year Outlook

2015 Annual Deal Review Press ReleaseGTT GroupGlobal Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent analysis and transaction advisory services, announces the 2015 GTT Group Annual Patent Deal Review and 2016 Mid Year Outlook. The Annual Patent Deal Review and Mid Year Outlook is a complimentary report summarizing patent transaction activities of major market participants and the latest market trends for the year in total, including GTT Group’s PMI® and PLI® market leading indices.

“As in 2014, the 2015 market remained selective with high value strategic assets being the cornerstone of the patent transaction marketplace,” said Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The marketplace in 2016 remains highly selective with new emerging technology areas yet to gain significant traction as commercial deployments remain in their infancy.”

GTT Group’s data harvesting efforts include identifying and analyzing patent deals. This information is used by GTT Group to provide comparable valuations, patent acquisition and divestment strategies for GTT Group clients. The original data is sorted and analyzed through proprietary systems and software developed by GTT Group for the specific purpose of patent transaction market analysis and subsequently reviewed by GTT Group analysts.

All GTT Group clients and Patent Transaction Market Report subscribers receive copies of the GTT Group Annual Patent Deal Review & Mid Year Outlook. Contact GTT Group to receive a complimentary copy of the Annual Patent Deal Review & Outlook.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases June 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2016 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction and patent related advisory services, today makes available the Q1 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index in the June 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report.

In the first quarter of 2016, the PMI® (Patent Market Index) increased nearly 11 points. The index gain nearly erased the total 2015 decline in a single quarter. The PMI returned its previous 105-115 equilibrium range, the market norm since the third quarter of 2014.

“The first quarter 2016 Patent Market Index is not indicative of a broader market uptick, but may indicate the previous quarter drop as a single volatility point,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The return to the previous index activity range matches purchaser focus on selective transactions mirroring strategic and tactical patent portfolio plans.”

The Patent License Index (PLI®) recovered nicely from its Q4 2105 first-ever drop below 1,000, outperforming the S&P 500.

RPX returned to the top Most Active Deal Maker position in Q1 2016, followed closely by Intellectual Ventures and Huawei. Apple, Google, Intel, Red Hat, and Samsung filled out the rankings as the Most Active Deal Makers during the first quarter.

Publications releasing this summer include GTT Group’s

  • 2016 Summer Report: Patent Break Up Value Report (July 2016)
  • Patent Annual Deal Review and 2016 Midyear Outlook (June 2016)

Publications still available

Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through complimentary 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 Internet of Things 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 Internet of Things that provides an innovative approach for discovery of, and communication between, devices in a connected environment.

The Internet of Things portfolio contains two issued U.S. patents and one U.S. application. The patents focus on an application program interface (API) that supports applications for consumer electronic devices, for instance in a Connected Home. The claimed API allows users to have multiple connected devices from different manufacturers and still allow them to communicate and coordinate with each other. The portfolio has a priority date in 2011 and an expected life extending for 15 years.

“The claimed API utilizes multiple discovery protocols and topic-based conversations to enable dissimilar connected devices to discover and communicate with one another,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “This reduces the burden on developers and provides end-users with a truly connected experience.”

GTT Group has prepared materials to illustrate the value of the portfolio. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept 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 June 2016.

GTT Group IoT Patent Portfolio Website Summary

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases February 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q4 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q4 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the February 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® closed 2015 at 99.23, an 11% decline since the beginning of 2015. The result was lower than Q4 2014 and dipped below 100 for the first time since Q4 2013. This drop parallels a 27% drop in the number of transactions in Q4 2015 compared to Q4 2014.

“We do not foresee the fundamentals of the current patent market dramatically changing into 2016,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The patent market will continue to focus on high value, highly selective transactions that fulfill acquiring companies’ strategic and tactical plans.”

Samsung held the top position of Most Active Deal Maker ahead of Intellectual Ventures, with Google and RPX following closely behind the top two for Q4 2015.

Publications releasing this quarter include GTT Group’s 2016 Winter Report: Patent Break Up Value (March 2016), and the Annual Deal Review (March 2016). Publications still available are the GTT Group white paper Board And C-Level Fiduciary Obligations Regarding Patent Value During Acquisition or Initial Public Offering and 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015). Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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, Inc. Releases Board And C-Level Fiduciary Obligations White Paper Regarding Patent Value During Acquisition or Initial Public Offering

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the availability of a new white paper related to strategic patent portfolio development and best practices within the mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and initial public offerings (IPO) context.

The GTT Group white paper addresses C-level executives and board members, and describes the various key considerations that are required as part of any best business practice. For fiduciary stakeholders that are responsible for maximizing enterprise value or minimizing patent licensing related cash outflows, the white paper is a mandatory read.

“Very few executives would ignore understanding the potential of a key company asset until it was an absolutely necessity,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Proactively managing the enterprise’s patent portfolio to maximize enterprise value and minimize cash payouts is an enterprise and shareholder mandate.”

GTT Group supports the patent community by providing a series of reports, papers, and maintaining patent indices. The quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report is available through complimentary subscription along with other reports and papers available through either complimentary or paid access. The Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent License Index (PLI®) are two industry bell weather indices created by GTT Group which provide market insight and understanding and comprise the quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report.

The paper 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture was recently released. Still available are the GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review. Contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports and obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q3 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

GTT Group projected the PMI® to remain within the current market equilibrium during the second half of 2015, and this was reflected in relatively no upward movement in the index at the close Q3 2015 finishing at 104.14 or one-third of a point decline. GTT Group consensus is that the present equilibrium should continue through Q4 2015 and possibly into the first and second quarters of 2016.

“Increased uncertainty over appropriate patent value, especially in relation to patentable subject matter, challenges the marketplace,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It remains to be seen whether new technology areas such as smart cars, wearables, and IOT will have a positive impact.” The Q3 2015 PLI® significantly underperformed the S&P 500, dropping 17% when compared to the S&P 500 drop of 7%.

Recent publications include GTT Group’s 2015 Patent M&A and IPO Considerations (November 2105), followed by 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015). The GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value (January 2015) and the 2014 Annual Deal Review (February 2015) are still available. Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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, Inc. Releases Patent Divestment White Paper Regarding Best Practices for Japan-based Companies

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, has a long working history of participating in Japanese business activities surrounding patent valuation and divestment, and now releases a best practice guide related to Japan-based corporate patent divestiture, Japan Originating Patent Divestiture: Best Practice Insight For Divestment Program Success.

This report describes current patent divestment activity and characterizes select attributes of patent divestment best practices. In early November 2015 GTT Group plans to offer related intensive workshops in Japan.

“The large percentage of NPE transactions represents lost present value,” commented Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Patents divested to a practicing entity (PE) hold strategic value which is reflected in the present transaction price the divesting company receives, while patents hold no other value than licensing and litigation revenue potential for NPE’s.”

GTT Group is making available an on-site workshop titled Best Practices in Corporate Patent Divestiture for interested parties during early November. The complementary workshop will involve a detailed discussion of the corporate patent divestiture function and best practices. Contact Collin Low. to book a time slot. To request a copy of the white paper, Japan Originating Patent Divestiture: Best Practice Insight For Divestment Program Success, please contact GTT Group via email at info@gttgrp.com.

GTT Group supports the patent asset business professional community by providing a series of reports, papers, and maintaining patent indices. The Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent License Index (PLI®) are available on the GTT Group website. The quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report is available through complimentary subscription along with other reports and papers available through either complimentary or paid access.

The paper Patent M&A and IPO Considerations: Achieving Enterprise Valuation Thresholds, Minimizing IPO Patent Taxes is scheduled for release in late September. Still available are the GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review. Contact info@gttgrp.com for access to these reports. Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report.

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GTT Group to Sell Significant Automotive Telematics 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, announced today the availability of a patent portfolio related to automotive telematics.

“The Automotive Telematics portfolio contains inventions that are essential to safety, security, and emergency assistance initiatives being implemented by governments all around the world,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The portfolio will be a valuable addition to companies seeking to gain a strong patent position in the automotive space, particularly as new players are entering the market and telematics platforms are becoming ubiquitous in the automobile.”

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials to illustrate the value of the portfolio. 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.

The portfolio will be sold at a private auction in November 2015

GTT Group Automotive Telematics Patent Portfolio Website Summary

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Michael Lubitz, CEO & Chairman, Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc (GTT Group) Speaking at LES Montreal Chapter Meeting September 24, 2015

Global Technology Transfer Group (GTT Group) CEO & Chairman, Michael Lubitz, will present “Realities of the Patent Marketplace” to the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Montreal Chapter meeting on September 24, 2015. GTT Group is a global patent transaction advisory firm specializing in divestiture, acquisition, valuation, and analysis.

Mr. Lubitz will cover how recent decisions have impacted the marketplace, and the changes in marketplace dynamics in the wake of PTAB and validity challenges. Using real market data, Mr. Lubitz will drive an examination of how the changes affect patent value and market participants. Special attention is given to post-impact trends and the challenges to patent divestiture and licensing, and the likely direction of the patent marketplace including winners and losers.

Decisions regarding patentability, FRAND obligations, and royalty rate apportionment have had an impact on the marketplace. Marketplace dynamics are now changing with the creation of PTAB and its rise as the preferred venue for challenging patent validity. These trends are changing the marketplace, affecting both value and the participants themselves.

LES (USA & Canada) represents a highly diverse community of nearly 4,000 IP, business development and technology professionals that collaborate across multiple industries to create a unique networking and learning environment. LES is a welcoming business community that empowers, connects, and celebrates IP professionals through: Education, Best Practices, Networking, Participation and Mentoring.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases August 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q2 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the August 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The Q2 2015 PMI® fell 9.5 points to a point below the expected range of 115-105, but maintaining the current market equilibrium set in Q3 of 2014.

“The interest in high quality relevant assets is more germane than ever, characterized by intense purchaser scrutiny,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The demand for the high quality assets that meets strategic requirements has become more acute, a reaction to recent court actions that have reduced patent royalty awards and increased patent validity requirements.”

The PLI® continued its downward trend another 2.7% compared to Q1 2015 and again underperformed the S&P 500.

This quarter, RPX leads the Most Active Deal Makers Group. Of the quarter’s top six acquirers, five were Non-Practicing Entities (NPE). Top acquirers included: Intel Corp., Intellectual Ventures, IP Bridge, Marathon Patent Group, and Tessera Technologies.

This quarter introduces the GTT Group 2015 Patent M&A and IPO Considerations paper, followed by 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture. Still available are the GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review. Contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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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