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Fourth Quarter 2018 Review & Market Outlook Released By GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q4 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®)

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

The PMI concluded the fourth quarter of 2018 at 94.33. This marks a 5% increase from the 2018 third quarter results. The PMI is up 14.3% since the end of 2017.

The PLI witnessed a 28.1% decrease during the fourth quarter of 2018. Over the last 12
Months of 2018 the PLI has dropped a total of 41.2%. The S&P 500 decreased by 14% in Q4 2018. The PLI is currently underperforming the S&P 500 on a both a quarterly and 12 month basis.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, there were 1,774 monitored secondary patent assignments. This is a 2.8% decrease over the 2018 third quarter results. The decrease in total volume was offset by several larger asset transactions. Large asset transactions positively influenced the PMI in the 4th Quarter, outweighing the total market volume decline.

“The market remains driven by quality and strategic imperatives,” explains Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group. “We will provide updated guidance at our fourth quarter Review Call.”

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 also available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

The Review Call for the Q4 2018 PTMR is scheduled for March 21, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time. Contact us before March 19 to reserve a seat.

During the Review Call, Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group, will introduce GTT Group’s new disruptive technology leader board, which tracks trends in emerging technology areas, and provide market guidance for the remainder of the first half of 2019.

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GTT Group Serving as M&A Advisor in Machine Learning Personal Stylist Software Platform

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), a leading technology transaction advisory firm specializing in information and communication technology has announced that they are serving as an M&A advisor to a personal stylist software platform customizable to any wardrobe that uses machine learning to assist users with outfit selection based off a number of factors such as mood, context, preference, etc.

The company’s team of eight has proven expertise in “taste” classification technologies, selling several products to the largest tech companies in the world. Core competencies include automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics. The cofounders’ credentials include heading the robotics simulation department of Germany’s largest robotics company and building three dependable automation startups, respectively.

Offering effectiveness currently unseen in personal stylist software, the product’s technology is unique and patented. The infrastructure built includes two key aspects: (i) mechanisms to capture the fashion taste of individuals, including what specific clothes someone has in her closet; and (ii) a system to transform incoming user input into clean, structured and correlated data that technology can interpret, and offer services on top of it, thanks to a unique community-generated fashion ontology. It structures data according to users’ current garments, personality preferences and environment, enabling the automation of outfit suggestions and relevant wardrobe additions. Platform users are able to upload the clothes in their closet within seconds and upload and review different fashion looks. From the data generated, the platform is able to provide a personalized fashion experience that understands the taste profile of each user.

The company has generated a patent portfolio that will be foundational to the digital evolution of the fashion industry. The data the platform captures includes user tastes, habits, current wardrobe, search analysis, and user descriptions. The platform owner will benefit from advanced classifications of data that provide an unparalleled understanding of their customer and improving the recommendations the customer receives. Data correlation, meanwhile, enables recommendations and tips sensitive to the particular user’s tastes. The product features algorithms for 10 different functions that help wardrobe selection, ranging from fashion ontology concepts to an ensemble builder. Their technology enables a fully functional AI personal stylist.

The company has already proven viable and in demand, duplicating its revenues every month for the last few months. Over 80,000 unique subscribers keep an average of 44 clothes in their digital closet and 30,000 new, organic users are subscribing via iOS every month at zero cost to the company, generating around 60 million search data points a month at the time of this press release. Community-generated ontologies, meanwhile, include over two thousand “what to wear” descriptors and one thousand meta-garment definitions. The technology overall has calculated close to two million head-to-toe outfits and compilation will be ongoing as monthly subscribers increase.

Shopping via the platform is also common. Current recommendations generate over 20 percent conversion from product views to visiting its ecommerce store page. Subscribers have the opportunity to share outfits and suggestions, increasing the viability of participating brands and retailers. The company is currently developing trend detection, group clothing recommendations and social networking.

GTT Group has prepared materials for this exciting opportunity. “This technology and brand digitizes how people select outfits and expand their wardrobe,” explains Andy Godsey, GTT Group Managing Director, “similar to music’s digital transition that empowered a whole new level of personalization and user interaction.”

Please contact Andy Godsey for more information. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the portfolio’s strategic advantages. Subject matter experts will be available to discuss the patents’ strength and market applications.

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GTT Group Representing Founder in Divestment of Unprecedented Language Learning Software and Patent Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), a leading technology transaction advisory firm specializing in information and communication technology reveals the availability of a language learning technology that demonstrably facilitates more effective English language acquisition through unprecedented features leveraging real-time conversation and streamlined remote classroom management. The portfolio is ideal for organizations in the education sector as well as businesses seeking to enhance employees’ language skills.

The technology was developed by a tenured professor from one of Japan’s leading universities who is an expert in the language learning field with 40+ years teaching oral communication at the university level. The technology reflects such expertise and is a result of the current demand for real-time language learning software in the education and business sectors.

The technology is available for purchase and features a proven software suite and its source code, three patents in Japan and China regarding language e-learning concepts, software manuals and product documentation, a product roadmap for future development and registered trademarks in Japan, China and Hong Kong.

Currently, there are few solutions that facilitate remote language learning with real-time instruction. Teachers and students must rely on generic applications, typically in one on one sessions, that lack the necessary capabilities for effective teaching or classroom management. The featured technology addresses this vacuum while also enhancing remote language teaching concepts. Critically, the software suite uses proven teaching exercises to augment the empirical evaluation of spontaneous and extemporaneous conversation, as well includes remote classroom management options for teachers’ convenience.

The developed software and e-learning concepts were proven radically effective at the founder’s university, then adopted by teachers at other learning institutes and remained in use until the founder’s retirement three years ago. Thousands have used the software suite, underlining its effectiveness and stability. Says one associate professor, “I have been teaching English in Japan for 22 years and there is no other teaching method that even comes close in terms of improving students’ accuracy, listening ability, pronunciation and speed when speaking English.”

The software’s capabilities include hosting from 3 to 40 students per class, options to randomly pair students with their classmates or a teacher in classes of ten or more, progress tracking by recording/managing individual students’ e-learning data and unique applications that focus on pronunciation through basic sounds, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

GTT Group has prepared materials for this exciting technology. “While learning to speak English has long been a priority in countries like China and Japan,” said Andy Godsey, GTT Group Managing Dircetor, “the methods most commonly used do not often result in fluency. Our client’s technology and IP are based on 40 years of teaching experience and result in a higher level of mastery than traditional methods.”

Please contact Andy Godsey for more information. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the technology’s strategic advantages. Subject matter experts will be available to discuss the patents’ strength and market applications.

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Third Quarter 2018 Review & Market Outlook Released By GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®)

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the Third Quarter 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® declined for the second consecutive quarter to 89.91 points in Q3 2018, a 2.9% drop, but remained above the Q4 2017 low point. The quantity of secondary patent assignments regained ground with a 2.4% increase to 1,926, well within the range of most quarters since Q3 2015.

“The PMI fell again in Q3 2018, but appears less volatile compared to previous downturns,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It is likely the market will continue with lower volatility over the next several quarters as smaller asset transactions will constitute the majority of deals. This is not a new trend and further declines in the PMI are likely.“

Samsung, BCS Software, and SuperD Technology shared the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker category of Q3 2018, with a long list of companies sharing the second position. The most active sellers included AT&T, Japan Display, Sharp, and GE.

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 also available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service through subscription. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

Technology Trends & Related Patent Activity

This PTMR saw GTT Group introduce a new section that tracks patent filings by assignee and by technology area over the past year. This includes breakouts of the top specific technology areas per assignee and top assignees per technology area.

Results Conference Call

A summary of Q3 2018 PTMR results and market outlook conference call is scheduled for December 10th at 10:00 Pacific. Contact info@gttgrp.com before December 7th to reserve a seat.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® dipped 6.3% in Q2 2018 to 92.52, but remained above the Q4 2017 decline. The quantity of secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,784, a 12.63% decrease from the Q1 2018 results, but within the range for the majority of results in 2016 and 2017.

“The PMI fell slightly below the trend seen since 2016 and is more volatile quarter-to-quarter than in previous years,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We remain cautiously optimistic for the remainder of 2018.“

RPX took the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers of Q2 2018. Red Hat, Apple, Hynix, and Samsung also made the list. Philips led the list of sellers, followed by Xerox, HP, and Panasonic, among others.

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 by visiting www.gttgrp.com/subscribe-to-quarterly-report/. Immediate updates on specific patent deals are also 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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GTT Group, Inc. Releases May 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2018 Patent Market Index

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q1 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the May 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® followed its traditional Q1 recovery pattern, rising 19.6% to wipe out the Q4 decline of 15% and match the range of the previous 2017 quarters. The monitored secondary patent assignments also rose to 2,042, besting the Q3 2017 recording levels and aligning with the Q1 2018 PMI® increase.

“The PMI has returned to the 90 plus range and the patent transaction market continues to follow the trend started in 2016 of slow, but steady growth,” explains Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It is likely the market will maintain the steady growth and we continue to expect most of the growth will be driven by smaller transactions, as shown in our monitored secondary patent assignments.”

Allied Security Trust (AST) continued as the leader in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers from Q4 2017 into Q1 2018. Previous leader RPX, along with Samsung, Siemens, and Uber also made the list. AT&T led the list of sellers, with ITRI, Panasonic, and Fujitsu holding second place. A six-way tie for third position includes Harris, Intellectual Discovery, Intel, IBM, Kodak, and Cypress Semiconductor.

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 also 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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GTT Group To Sell VR Camera System Portfolio

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent portfolio directed to spherical 360-degree camera systems.

The patent portfolio covers camera systems for providing spherical 360-degree images and/or video for virtual reality (VR) applications.

The rising popularity of virtual reality games and increasing demand for virtual reality headsets are key factors which are expected to foster the growth of the global 360-degree camera market. According to Research Nester, the global 360-degree camera market is expected to flourish at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.4% from 2017 to 2024. The portfolio broadly relates to spherical, 360-degree camera systems that can capture images and video in all directions for a full virtual reality (VR) experience.

The portfolio is applicable to 360-degree camera systems that create a full spherical image. Utility can be found in virtual reality, sporting photography, and other 360-degree image and video applications. GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials that will be made available to interested purchasers under NDA.

“The market for virtual reality content, enabled by 360-degree camera systems, is forecast for tremendous growth in order to support virtual reality games and other VR applications,” Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “We are excited to offer the spherical camera portfolio that includes critical technologies enabling this market.”

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and applications in the market. Offers to acquire the portfolio should be submitted by July or earlier.

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

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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December 2017 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q3 2017 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q3 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the December 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® slightly declined in Q3 2017, resting 2.2 points below the Q2 2017 and almost matching Q1 2017. The count of monitored secondary patent assignments returned to the range above 2,000, not seen since Q1 of 2016.

“The PMI® made a soft landing at the Q1 2017 levels,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI should continue to remain flat through the end of 2017, traditionally decreasing during the holiday season.“

Google leads the Most Active Deal Maker rankings of Q3 2017, with Uber, Samsung, and Apple following.

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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GTT Group To Divest Inventor’s Patent for the Remote Operation of a Vehicle

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services worldwide, announces the availability of a strategic patent asset related to the growing connected car market.

The invention is applicable to mobile phone apps that enable users to remotely lock, unlock and start a vehicle. The patented technology allows the app to be deployable and operable on more than one phone at the same time. For example, one person with their phone and app can lock/unlock doors and remotely start the car while another person with their own phone could lock and unlock the doors but would not be able to start the car. The invention envisions ride sharing and varying levels of privileges based on user designation.

Mobile apps are currently offered by automobile manufacturers, automobile component suppliers, and connected vehicle service providers that provide remote operation features. The most common features include keyless entry, remote start, and location tracking. These apps are enabling users to control their vehicles in new ways conveniently from their mobile devices.

“The driving experience is currently being completely reimagined spurred by the work and development in the field of autonomous vehicles,” remarked Andrew Godsey, GTT Group Director of Asset Services. “This invention is related to a new generation of vehicles that will be connected to the outside world and will interact with their owners in ways not dreamed of in the past.”

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Mick Banks. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

GTT Group is approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the patent. In addition, GTT Group’s subject matter experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patent in the market. Offers to acquire the patent should be submitted by November 2017.

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