Archive for February, 2016

GTT Group, Inc. Releases February 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q4 2015 Patent Market Index

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q4 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the February 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® closed 2015 at 99.23, an 11% decline since the beginning of 2015. The result was lower than Q4 2014 and dipped below 100 for the first time since Q4 2013. This drop parallels a 27% drop in the number of transactions in Q4 2015 compared to Q4 2014.

“We do not foresee the fundamentals of the current patent market dramatically changing into 2016,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The patent market will continue to focus on high value, highly selective transactions that fulfill acquiring companies’ strategic and tactical plans.”

Samsung held the top position of Most Active Deal Maker ahead of Intellectual Ventures, with Google and RPX following closely behind the top two for Q4 2015.

Publications releasing this quarter include GTT Group’s 2016 Winter Report: Patent Break Up Value (March 2016), and the Annual Deal Review (March 2016). Publications still available are the GTT Group white paper Board And C-Level Fiduciary Obligations Regarding Patent Value During Acquisition or Initial Public Offering and 2015 Patent Divestment Overview: Japan Originating Divestiture (September 2015). 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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Reel/Frame: 037720/0159

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC - Seller: CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Reel/Frame: 037720/0159

Reel/Frame: 037702/0505

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Buyer: ORACLE AMERICA, INC. - Seller: SIEBEL SYSTEMS, INC. Transaction Size: Large - Date Recorded: Friday, February 5, 2016 - Reel/Frame: 037702/0505

Reel/Frame: 037667/0273

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC - Seller: GUARDIAN DATA STORAGE LLC Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Reel/Frame: 037667/0273