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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2015 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q3 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

GTT Group projected the PMI® to remain within the current market equilibrium during the second half of 2015, and this was reflected in relatively no upward movement in the index at the close Q3 2015 finishing at 104.14 or one-third of a point decline. GTT Group consensus is that the present equilibrium should continue through Q4 2015 and possibly into the first and second quarters of 2016.

“Increased uncertainty over appropriate patent value, especially in relation to patentable subject matter, challenges the marketplace,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It remains to be seen whether new technology areas such as smart cars, wearables, and IOT will have a positive impact.” The Q3 2015 PLI® significantly underperformed the S&P 500, dropping 17% when compared to the S&P 500 drop of 7%.

Recent publications include GTT Group’s 2015 Patent M&A and IPO Considerations (November 2105), followed by 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015). The GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value (January 2015) and the 2014 Annual Deal Review (February 2015) are still available. Please 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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