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

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

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

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

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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July 2017 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q2 2017 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q2 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the July 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® continued its steady rise in Q2 2017, adding 2 points over the Q1 2017 index, close to its index in Q2 2016. The PLI® (Patent License Index) demonstrated strength in reaching a three-year high.

“The PMI® continued its incremental upward trajectory making a 2% increase over the previous quarter,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Strategic corporate transactions continued to lead the marketplace, while emerging technology areas started to generate significant activity.“

Intellectual Ventures and Velos Media tied for Most Active Deal Maker in Q2 of 2017, followed by RPX, with Uber leading all operating companies followed by Amazon and Apple. The top seller was AT&T followed by Sony, Hewlett-Packard, and SNU R&DB (Seoul National University).

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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