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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

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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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GTT Group Announces Availability of Emergency Services Patent Portfolio

GTT Group Emergency Services Patent Portfolio Website SummaryGlobal 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 an emergency services patent portfolio.

The portfolio contains five issued U.S. patents and one U.S. application. The patents focus on initiating an emergency Internet Protocol (IP) request using an IP-enabled device having GPS capability. The inventions in this portfolio are critical to providing important emergency services features being offered today.

Key inventions relate to mobile devices and vehicle communication systems that send an IP emergency request with GPS location data when emergency criteria are met (e.g. a 9-1-1 call, collision, heat, or smoke). Other inventions in the portfolio relate to mobile networks that receive an emergency request including GPS data of an IP-enabled device and provide information to local emergency services.

“Obtaining reliable location information is one of the primary issues that needs to be addressed when transitioning to an IP-based emergency message,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The inventions in this portfolio cover providing global positioning data in an emergency situation and are being deployed across a number of devices and networks.”

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.

GTT Group Emergency Services Patent Portfolio Website Summary

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Patent Deal Alert Service Announced by Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group)

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the global leader in patent analysis and transaction advisory services, announces the availability of its Patent Deal Alert Service, which tracks patent transaction activity based on subscriber’s specified preferences. The GTT Group patent deal alert service replaces hit or miss patent transaction discovery with patent deal alerts based on user provided preferences.

The proprietary Patent Deal Alert Service aggregates patent data and provides valuable information including the parties involved in the transaction, the number of assets, as well as applicable technology tags. The patent deal alert combines GTT Group’s proprietary patent transaction database and subject matter expertise to deliver meaningful transaction data, continuing GTT Group’s leadership as the market knowledge and industry thought leader.

“The Patent Deal Alert Service is the latest in secondary patent market information services made available to GTT Group subscribers wanting complete and timely knowledge of activities within this highly specialized market segment,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Subscribers to GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service gain insight into the size of the transaction, the applicable technology areas, and other relevant information. GTT Group removes the noise associated with secondary assignments and isolates the relevant deal stream providing additional insight via actual analyst review.”

Updates from the Patent Deal Alert Service reduce errors in the discovery process and provide subject matter insight. Subscribers receive alerts regarding only the companies they select to follow. There is no need to filter through publications to discover or possibly miss important transactions. The information is provided on a confidential subscriber basis. Subscriber preferences are confidential and secure.

To subscribe to GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service, please go to the online form: http://www.gttgrp.com/patent-deal-alert-service-subscription/

GTT Group releases a series of complimentary reports and white papers each year, including the quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report. Publications releasing this summer include GTT Group’s 2016 Summer Report: Patent Break Up Value (July 2016), and the Annual Patent Deal Review and 2016 Midyear Outlook (June 2016)). Publications still available are the GTT Group white paper Patent M&A and IPO Considerations Updated (January 2016) and GTT Group white paper Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015). Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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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

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.

Download Full Press Release

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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