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GTT Group releases Patent Licensing Index and associated Quarterly Patent Index Report

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory, patent valuation, and patent analysis services is pleased to introduce the Patent Licensing Index (PLI). The PLI is a pioneering index designed to provide transparency related to publicly traded patent licensing companies. This equity index focuses on companies whose business models rely on deriving value from patent portfolios. The index is intended to create additional understanding and insight related to the licensing segment of the marketplace.

The PLI covers the equity performance of 11 companies that derive their income principally from patent licensing or related activities. The PLI represents the culmination of on-going research and evaluation of the sector, and comparative performance related to other wider industry indexes.

Michael Lubitz, GTT Group’s CEO commented, “Besides GTT Group’s world leading patent transaction and strategic advisory services, GTT Group is the leader in providing vital information related to the patent marketplace, including the Patent Market Index (PMI). GTT Group first introduced the pioneering PMI and quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report in 2009. The PMI and Patent Transaction Market Report are now key information sources for the patent transaction professional.

“Following initial investigation into the licensing market we were surprised to find that no bellwether index or coverage existed related to publicly traded patent licensing companies. After some thought and discussion we feel such information will be very useful to our growing community and help promote further transparency. In the same tradition of innovation and insight for the professional community, GTT Group now introduces the PLI.”

To obtain a complete copy of the Patent Licensing Quarterly Report, including the PLI performance over the first 2 quarters of 2013, please visit us online and request the Patent Licensing Quarterly Report. GTT Group makes this information available on a discretionary basis as a courtesy to the community.

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