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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2013 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2013 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q3 2013 Patent Market Index and December 2013 Patent Transaction Market Report. The Patent Market Index (PMI) tracks patent transaction activity and patent marketplace trends, and is reported quarterly in the Patent Transaction Market Report (PTMR).

The Q3 2013 PMI moved downward from the previous quarter index of 93.0, moving into territory not seen since 2009 and may signal a more selective acquisition environment.

“The decreased level of activity, especially in the large transaction category, reflects the increased selectivity and strategic nature of acquisitions in the marketplace,” observed Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI decrease and entry into the sub 90’s area may reflect a new trading range and is a trend we are watching closely.”
While most of the acquisitions during the quarter remained in the mobile broadband category, the subject areas ranged from security, to image and video, to speech recognition and search technology.

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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