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GTT Group, Inc. Releases May 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q1 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index results in the May 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

A 1.9-point gain in the Q1 2015 PMI® continued the activity level that began in mid-2014. GTT Group maintains a cautious outlook regarding further upward activity. In the Q1 2015 report, GTT Group cites several factors that may impact the PMI for the remainder of 2015 and following years.

“The major market challenge continues to be the lack of high quality relevant assets,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Activity remains high as parties search for strategic acquisitions that protect existing and future profit centers and deliver favorable licensing terms.”

The PLI® fell 3% during the first quarter of 2015 and underperformed the S&P 500. This index, which tracks 11 publicly traded patent licensing companies, was heavily affected by major value loses in three companies, that were partially offset by strong quarterly gains in three other companies. For information related to the companies that make up the index and their relative performance please see the PTMR for further details.

Once again, Intellectual Ventures led the Most Active Deal Makers list, but major manufacturers Apple, Hynix, and Intel returned to the list along with non-practicing entities RPX and Intellectual Discovery.

The GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review, are both available directly from GTT Group.

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 on a discretionary basis as a courtesy to the community.

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