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Media Streaming Patent Portfolio Availability Announced by GTT Group

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 related to media streaming.

The portfolio contains 9 patent families, including nine issued US patents and their foreign counterparts. Other jurisdictions include China, Japan, Korea, France, Spain and Germany. Exemplary claims in the portfolio relate to digital rights management (DRM) in a network for distributing digital content; broadcasting live video over the internet; and maintaining overall quality of service (QoS) in a communication network.

Video streaming has seen tremendous growth over the past several years with Strategy Analytics reporting that 85% of broadband households in the US have a video streaming subscription. Research from MarketsandMarkets indicates that the global video streaming market will grow from $30B in 2016 to $70B by 2021. Revenue from video streaming services come from user subscriptions, pay-per-view typically used with video rentals or sporting events, and advertising.

Subscription services require a mechanism to ensure that the video content is only going to authorized users and devices. Several of the inventions in the portfolio relate to DRM and managing access to digital content. GTT Group has prepared materials to illustrate adoption of these materials by major market participants.

Another area of growth for internet video streaming is live video. Watching live events like sporting or political debates has typically required a cable subscription. In recent years, broadcasters have been partnering with internet technology companies to broadcast these events live over the internet. Users of social networking websites have also been given a platform to share live video directly with their followers. Key claims in the portfolio cover the broadcasting of video using internet protocol.

“The internet has completely transformed the entertainment industry and how we consume media,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey” target=”_blank”>Andrew Godsey. “The Media Streaming portfolio covers key advancements in the management and maintenance of networks that provide video streaming over the internet.”

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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 May 10, 2017.

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Virtual Reality and Wearables Patent Portfolio Availability Announced by GTT Group

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 its appointment as the exclusive representative and divestiture advisor relating to a pioneering patent portfolio concerning virtual reality (VR) and wearable technologies.

The portfolio contains 4 patent families, including six issued US patents and 13 foreign assets. Other jurisdictions include China, Japan, Korea and Europe.

One family in the portfolio contains inventions that cover a VR headset with attachable components, such as a camera and microphone. The patent relates to both mobile headsets that utilize a smartphone’s camera and microphone or full-feature headsets that have attachable components. GTT Group has developed materials to illustrate adoption of this patent by major market participants.

One application of VR technology has been in product research and development. In virtual environments, companies are able to analyze customer behavior and test products prior to spending money on physical development. VR research solutions have been used in various contexts, such as product placement in retail spaces and automotive design. The use of VR technology in product design and market research can be expected to increase with the growth of the VR market and its enterprise applications. The portfolio contains inventions that provide methods for performing VR research and are applicable to product manufacturers and vendors of VR marketing services.

The portfolio contains one family with inventions that will be important in the development of next generation wearable technology, such as smart clothing. The inventions relate to wearable components where the antenna is built-in to material rather than using a more expensive metal device. For example, the patent would be applicable to a wearable sensor built into clothing using a carbon fiber layer as the antenna. There is potential for future use in applications such as fitness apparel, wearable cameras and emergency beacons.

“The development of wearable and virtual reality technologies is rapidly changing how we interact with the world around us,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The portfolio we are representing has patents that are currently being used and patents that will likely be very important to the wearable and VR market for years to come.”

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 April 28, 2017.

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GTT Group Appointed Exclusive Divestment Advisor of Biometrics 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 portfolio related to biometric and eye tracking technologies.

The portfolio contains 65 global assets in 12 patent families, including nine issued US patents and one pending US application. Other key jurisdictions with patent coverage include China, Japan, Germany and Canada. Eight of the patent families relate generally to the capture and use of biometric identifiers to authenticate users. The remaining four patent families specifically relate to eye tracking to identify user interest and interact with other devices.

The use of biometric identifiers, such as fingerprints, iris recognition, and voice recognition, are becoming more common as tools used to identify individuals. Biometric tools provide a level of authentication accuracy that is unavailable from traditional identification tools. The biometrics market is experiencing significant market growth as authentication moves beyond primarily government applications into financial institutions, the healthcare industry, and consumer electronics. According to Biometrics Research Group, the global biometrics market will grow from $15B in 2015 to $35.5B by 2020.

Several inventions in the portfolio cover functionality that expands how biometric data is collected and used. These inventions use the biometric sensors that are becoming more common in mobile devices to provide increased accuracy in the authentication of users related to a whole range of mobile applications including mobile wallet (mobile payments) and mobile entertainment (media viewing).

A portion of the portfolio specifically relates to eye tracking technology. Eye tracking measures information to track the direction of a user’s gaze. The growth of the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) industry has fueled growth in eye tracking technologies. Deploying eye tracking technology in VR/AR applications allows developers to prioritize graphics and personalize content based on the areas where a user is looking. Eye tracking is also being incorporated into driving systems, such as those in semi-autonomous vehicles.

The inventions in the portfolio related to eye tracking include following a user’s eye movement to identify interests, provide information about those interests, and interact with wearable devices. The application of these inventions is primarily in VR/AR devices that track eye movement as a way to provide personalized content to a user and in semi-autonomous vehicles to measure alertness in drivers.

“The rapid advancement of biometric technology has enabled the rise of the mobile connected life and impacted how consumers interact and behave in this new environment,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The portfolio we are representing contains inventions that cover enabling applications in mobile devices and in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications and devices.”

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 April 2017.

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GTT Group appointed Exclusive Monetization Advisor to Internet of Things 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 portfolio related to connected devices in a Smart Home environment.

The portfolio contains 12 issued U.S. patents and one US application in eight patent families. The portfolio is relevant to the control and automation of connected devices in a home or a business environment.

The emergence of the Smart Home is something that has been discussed for decades. The potential for increased consumer comfort, security and convenience has fueled our imaginations as evidenced by the futuristic homes portrayed in movies. While this vision of a smart home has driven a significant amount of investment from technology companies, consumer adoption has lagged expectations.

This lack of adoption has been attributed to several factors, including the complexity of deploying connected devices, limited functionality of devices and the lack of interoperability, leading to poor user experiences. Companies today are attempting to address these barriers by providing feature rich devices, increased integrations and improving the user interface for managing all of a user’s connected devices.

Several inventions in the portfolio relate to the management and support of connected devices. According to Boston Consulting Group, the connected device market is projected to reach $267B and will include 24 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the internet by 2020. The dramatic increase in connected devices has resulted in increased competition from large technology enterprises seeking to provide the platform to manage these devices. The automation patent portfolio includes key technologies or features that have become fundamental to device management platforms.

The Home Automation market, a significant segment of the IoT market, is projected to reach $78B by 2022 according to Research and Markets and includes products such as security cameras, electrical appliances, thermostats and lighting. The portfolio contains inventions that cover key features of the Smart Home, including home monitoring and security.

“The Internet of Things and Home Automation markets are growing rapidly and patent portfolios in these areas are receiving wide market interest,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “These inventions cover common features used in connected devices on the market and we expect the Portfolio will be an attractive offering.”

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 evidence of use in the market. GTT Group expects the portfolio to be fully divested by the end of April 2017.

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Patent Transaction Market Outlook for January 2017 with Q4 2016 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 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the January 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® rose over 4 points in Q4 2016, breaking the seasonal pattern of ending each year in a downturn. Even with a rise of 4.5% over the previous quarter Patent Transaction Market Report, the PMI remains at the lowest activity level recorded on the index since Q4 2013.

“Despite the market rise, the patent marketplace will continue to be defined by an oversupply of low value patents. We continue to forecast lower transaction volumes, characterized by fewer asset counts,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Q1 2017 should reflect the traditional rise in recordings, following year-end activity in Q4 2016.”

The PLI® (Patent License Index) increased by 2.4%, closing the year 28% higher year over year. The PLI significantly outperformed the S&P 500 during 2016 which was up 12% year over year.

The Most Active Deal Maker list in Q4 2016 included RPX, Hynix, Apple, and Intellectual Ventures. The top Seller chart was filled by Hitachi, Panasonic, and AT&T in a three-way tie, with Huawei close behind.

Publications currently available include:

Please contact Andrew Godsey at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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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October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook released by GTT Group Including the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index

The October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report is released today by Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction and patent related advisory services, and includes the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®).

The PMI® lost 10.76 points during the seasonal Q3 downturn, representing a 10.7% decline. Secondary patent assignments dropped below the year on year transfers compared to Q3 2015. The PLI® (Patent License Index) behaved contrary to the PMI and secondary market trends, rising 20% over Q3 2015, and  significantly outperformed the S&P 500.

“The Q3 PMI decline mirrors market realities, which include fewer patent transactions, and smaller asset counts,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We expect the 4th Quarter to remain rather flat with any uptick in the PMI reflected in the first quarter of 2017.”

Google is the only company appearing on both the acquirer and seller sections of the Most Active Deal Maker list in Q3 2016. RPX remained as the top acquirer of the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Intellectual Ventures, Acacia, Google, IP Bridge, and Philips in a five-way tie. Google headed the list of sellers on the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Toshiba, Broadcom, Panasonic, and SK Telecom.

Publications currently available include

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

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 Sell Augmented Reality 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 the Augmented Reality Patent Portfolio.

The portfolio contains two issued US patents and one US application. The claimed inventions are relevant to a number of applications such as mobile gaming, mobile apps, VR/AR headsets and navigation. Inventions in the portfolio claim methods for combining video images based on the viewer’s position to create an augmented reality experience.

“Current applications of augmented reality vary widely from gaming to healthcare,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “As the technology continues to develop, it will play a major role in how people see the world around them.”

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 are 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 2016.

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GTT Group Named Exclusive Divestiture Adviser to Fundamental Data Synchronization Patent Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the divestiture of the Data Synchronization Patent Portfolio.

The portfolio contains 29 patent families containing 59 issued US patents, 8 US applications and over 100 foreign counterparts.

The portfolio contains inventions generally related to syncing data between various clients and server destinations. Applications of the claimed inventions are found in several industries, such as: Cloud storage, file hosting services, media players, and media streaming services

“Users now expect to have access to their files and content no matter where they are and what device they are using. The inventions in this portfolio are core technologies allowing the personal media revolution,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The patents in this portfolio cover industry-enabling features that make possible the efficient synchronization of files across multiple devices.”

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 are 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 December 2016.

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September 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook released by GTT Group Including the Q2 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 Q2 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the September 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® returned to the same range displayed during 2015, landing at 100.62, an 8.5% decline. Secondary patent assignments also returned to the range of 2015.

“The Q2 2016 PMI produced the largest quarterly decrease since the third quarter of 2014 and highlights current market volatility,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We believe there is a high probability for further downward movement in the third quarter as transaction momentum shifts to the fourth quarter.”

The PLI® (Patent License Index) followed the trend of the PMI and secondary markets, but remained in the steady index range of previous quarters since the index introduction in 2013 even with the Q2 decline. RPX remained as the top Most Active Deal Maker for Q2 2016, followed by Intellectual Ventures.

GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service was announced over the summer and is available through complimentary subscription basis.

Publications available today include GTT Group’s

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 Cloud Technology 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 cloud networking and communications.

The portfolio contains 48 issued U.S. patents in seven patent families. The patents relate to cloud-based communications, software defined networking, and networking equipment.

Key features covered by the patents include in-bound call notifications across unified communication devices and call routing in a virtual PBX system. The portfolio also contains patent families that pertain to use of virtualization in an intelligent network.

“We are excited to be exclusively offering a strong portfolio related to cloud technology,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “Our client is a leader in the development of communication technology and this portfolio represents key inventions in the cloud networking and communication industry.”

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 November 2016.

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