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Fourth Quarter 2018 Review & Market Outlook Released By GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q4 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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

The PMI concluded the fourth quarter of 2018 at 94.33. This marks a 5% increase from the 2018 third quarter results. The PMI is up 14.3% since the end of 2017.

The PLI witnessed a 28.1% decrease during the fourth quarter of 2018. Over the last 12
Months of 2018 the PLI has dropped a total of 41.2%. The S&P 500 decreased by 14% in Q4 2018. The PLI is currently underperforming the S&P 500 on a both a quarterly and 12 month basis.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, there were 1,774 monitored secondary patent assignments. This is a 2.8% decrease over the 2018 third quarter results. The decrease in total volume was offset by several larger asset transactions. Large asset transactions positively influenced the PMI in the 4th Quarter, outweighing the total market volume decline.

“The market remains driven by quality and strategic imperatives,” explains Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group. “We will provide updated guidance at our fourth quarter Review Call.”

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. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

The Review Call for the Q4 2018 PTMR is scheduled for March 21, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time. Contact us before March 19 to reserve a seat.

During the Review Call, Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group, will introduce GTT Group’s new disruptive technology leader board, which tracks trends in emerging technology areas, and provide market guidance for the remainder of the first half of 2019.

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GTT Group Representing Founder in Divestment of Unprecedented Language Learning Software and Patent Portfolio

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), a leading technology transaction advisory firm specializing in information and communication technology reveals the availability of a language learning technology that demonstrably facilitates more effective English language acquisition through unprecedented features leveraging real-time conversation and streamlined remote classroom management. The portfolio is ideal for organizations in the education sector as well as businesses seeking to enhance employees’ language skills.

The technology was developed by a tenured professor from one of Japan’s leading universities who is an expert in the language learning field with 40+ years teaching oral communication at the university level. The technology reflects such expertise and is a result of the current demand for real-time language learning software in the education and business sectors.

The technology is available for purchase and features a proven software suite and its source code, three patents in Japan and China regarding language e-learning concepts, software manuals and product documentation, a product roadmap for future development and registered trademarks in Japan, China and Hong Kong.

Currently, there are few solutions that facilitate remote language learning with real-time instruction. Teachers and students must rely on generic applications, typically in one on one sessions, that lack the necessary capabilities for effective teaching or classroom management. The featured technology addresses this vacuum while also enhancing remote language teaching concepts. Critically, the software suite uses proven teaching exercises to augment the empirical evaluation of spontaneous and extemporaneous conversation, as well includes remote classroom management options for teachers’ convenience.

The developed software and e-learning concepts were proven radically effective at the founder’s university, then adopted by teachers at other learning institutes and remained in use until the founder’s retirement three years ago. Thousands have used the software suite, underlining its effectiveness and stability. Says one associate professor, “I have been teaching English in Japan for 22 years and there is no other teaching method that even comes close in terms of improving students’ accuracy, listening ability, pronunciation and speed when speaking English.”

The software’s capabilities include hosting from 3 to 40 students per class, options to randomly pair students with their classmates or a teacher in classes of ten or more, progress tracking by recording/managing individual students’ e-learning data and unique applications that focus on pronunciation through basic sounds, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

GTT Group has prepared materials for this exciting technology. “While learning to speak English has long been a priority in countries like China and Japan,” said Andy Godsey, GTT Group Managing Dircetor, “the methods most commonly used do not often result in fluency. Our client’s technology and IP are based on 40 years of teaching experience and result in a higher level of mastery than traditional methods.”

Please contact Andy Godsey for more information. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the technology’s strategic advantages. Subject matter experts will be available to discuss the patents’ strength and market applications.

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GTT Group To Sell VR Camera System Portfolio

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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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GTT Group Appointed Exclusive Divestment Advisor of Real-Time Image Filters Patent Portfolio

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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 social networking, messaging and gaming systems.

The portfolio contains nine global assets in two patent families, including three issued US patents. The two families cover technologies related to manipulating images or video to create a customized media stream.

The portfolio contains inventions that relate to creating a composite image by combining portions of a user’s body with other graphical elements. The priority date of the related patents extends back to 1993 with a significant patent term adjustment that extends the life of the patent to 2019.

Social networking and messaging apps enable users to take pictures with their smartphones and customize these images in real time. One popular feature is the ability to superimpose graphic elements, such as a mask, into the photo. The graphic element conforms to the user’s body to create a more authentic experience. Key claims in the portfolio are applicable to these popular features.

Another application of the claimed technology is gaming systems that provide users with the ability to personalize their experience by creating avatars that look like them. Users can upload a picture of themselves and the system will create a custom avatar by combining their face with an animated body. The system adjusts the scale of the user’s head so that it will conform to the rest of the avatar.

The portfolio also contains a family that covers a method for removing elements of an image or video and substituting it with elements from another source. The claims have applicability in a variety of use cases, such as mobile apps that provide “face-swapping” features, film production, animation, video games, etc.

“We believe this portfolio represents a rare opportunity to acquire fundamental patents related to personalized media streams,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services.

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.

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GTT Group Representing Prolific Inventors in Divestment of High-Performance Computing Patent Portfolio

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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 semiconductor interconnect technologies essential for high-performance computing applications, such as graphics, networking, artificial intelligence, deep learning, advanced data centers and autonomous vehicles.

The portfolio was developed by a pair of inventors who each have over 30 years of experience in high speed interconnect and electronic circuit design, as well as intellectual property development and protection. The inventors have over 85 patents in their name and have held senior technical positions in leading semiconductor companies.

The portfolio contains 11 global assets in one patent family, including four issued US patents and one pending US application. Other jurisdictions with patent coverage are China, Europe, Japan and Singapore.

The patented technology provides a high bandwidth, low latency, modular interface between a CPU and associated peripheral circuitry such as high-speed communication ports or memory channels. The claimed technology can be implemented in numerous applications, including high-performance computing, servers and embedded processors.

One key patent in the portfolio relates to an interposer, an electrical interface used to spread connections to a wider pitch or to reroute connections. The patent addresses problems that arise in routing signals on a motherboard between various electronic devices, such as may be caused by connection length, discontinuities in trace geometries and electrical properties as may result from manufacturing of the motherboard and installation of the devices, as well as properties of the circuits themselves. The patent proposes a solution whereby an interposer board is used to mitigate these problems.

An interposer, as claimed in the patent, may be used in a multi-chip module (MCM) to provide the interconnect between the various chips in the module. The MCM may then be mounted to a circuit substrate to provide additional circuitry, such as power supply circuitry, and to provide additional mechanical strength. For example, interposers are currently being used in high-bandwidth memory (HBM) stacks between the processor to fully realize performance. GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials on major market participants to illustrate adoption of the patent.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be working with inventors that have made such pivotal contributions to the microelectronics industry,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “Their inventions are enabling the performance increases that are driving the advancements in high-performance computing.”

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 August 2017.

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Audio Technology Patent Portfolio Announced By Exclusive Divestment Advisor GTT Group

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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 numerous audio technologies.

The portfolio contains 67 global assets in 21 patent families, including 25 issued US patents. Other key jurisdictions with patent coverage include China and Germany. The portfolio covers a variety of audio technologies, including wireless speakers, speech recognition, text-to-speech, and home entertainment systems.

One family in the portfolio is applicable to audio media centers that support wireless connections to a mobile device and streaming audio services. The patented invention relates to methods for playing media files from an application on a mobile device wirelessly connected to a media center. From the mobile app, users can select specific media files to play back or they can build a playlist of files. One example of how this invention is used is streaming music from a smartphone to a wireless speaker. GTT Group has developed evidence of use materials to illustrate adoption of this invention in the market.

Text-to-speech (TTS) functionality is a common feature in operating systems and word processing applications. This functionality enables the playback of written text into human speech. One family in the portfolio is applicable to TTS features that enable users to select and download different voices. The invention enables users to adjust the characteristics of the human speech to match a preferred language or dialect. Evidence of use materials have been prepared by GTT Group subject matter experts to illustrate adoption of this important invention.

Key inventions include wirelessly transferring broadcast media from a mobile phone to wireless headphones; gaming chairs with built-in speakers; and4G LTE devices that support radio access technologies for use with MIMO antennas.

“Our client’s name has been synonymous with innovation in the audio industry for over 50 years,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “This portfolio presents a significant opportunity to build an audio patent portfolio with key inventions that provide coverage of major market participants.”

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 2017.

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