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March 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q4 2017 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q4 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the March 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® tracked with its typical Q4 decline, but dropped an unusual 15% to a two year low of 82.51. The monitored secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,810, within the range of seven of the last nine quarters following Q3’s second highest recorded rise in two years.

“The Q4 2017 15% drop in the PMI® is unusual, but tracks with the traditional Q4 transaction recording lag and the lower number of large transactions seen currently” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI should return to the 90 plus range during the first half of 2018.“

Allied Security Trust (AST) became the leader in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers of Q4 2017; Knapp Investment Company, Red Hat, and RPX also made the list. Hitachi led the list of sellers, followed by notables such as AT&T, IBM, Panasonic, and Sharp.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through a complimentary subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. Immediate updates on specific patent deals are available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service through subscription. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

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Reel/Frame: 045380/0379

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Buyer: MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: FRONT BRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045380/0379

Reel/Frame: 045390/0906

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Buyer: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC. - Seller: ATHEROS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045390/0906

Reel/Frame: 045363/0474

Monday, March 26th, 2018
Buyer: NEC CORPORATION - Seller: FUJITSU LIMITED Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045363/0474

Reel/Frame: 045318/0270

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Buyer: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION - Seller: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045318/0270

Reel/Frame: 045314/0928

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Buyer: MIPS TECH LIMITED - Seller: HELLOSOFT LIMITED Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045314/0928

Reel/Frame: 045305/0268

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASSETS 75 LLC - Seller: XYLON LLC Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045305/0268

Reel/Frame: 045305/0317

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASSETS 75 LLC - Seller: JINGPIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045305/0317

Reel/Frame: 045305/0049

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASSETS 75 LLC - Seller: CUFER ASSET LTD. L.L.C Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045305/0049

Reel/Frame: 045305/0213

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Buyer: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASSETS 75 LLC - Seller: MINERAL LASSEN LLC Transaction Size: Small - Date Recorded: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Reel/Frame: 045305/0213