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GTT Group, Inc. Releases August 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q2 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the August 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The Q2 2015 PMI® fell 9.5 points to a point below the expected range of 115-105, but maintaining the current market equilibrium set in Q3 of 2014.

“The interest in high quality relevant assets is more germane than ever, characterized by intense purchaser scrutiny,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The demand for the high quality assets that meets strategic requirements has become more acute, a reaction to recent court actions that have reduced patent royalty awards and increased patent validity requirements.”

The PLI® continued its downward trend another 2.7% compared to Q1 2015 and again underperformed the S&P 500.

This quarter, RPX leads the Most Active Deal Makers Group. Of the quarter’s top six acquirers, five were Non-Practicing Entities (NPE). Top acquirers included: Intel Corp., Intellectual Ventures, IP Bridge, Marathon Patent Group, and Tessera Technologies.

This quarter introduces the GTT Group 2015 Patent M&A and IPO Considerations paper, followed by 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture. Still available are the GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review. Contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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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