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GTT Group to Sell Mobile Message Notification Patent Portfolio

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of a patent portfolio related to message notification to mobile devices.

The portfolio contains five issued U.S. patents and one pending U.S. application. Claimed inventions include content-based notification and user transparent pull operation for simulated push transmission of wireless email. In addition, the portfolio holds inventions for information management data synchronization. The included claims apply to mobile messaging solutions that provide push notifications to mobile devices through intermediary content notification services.

Mobile push notifications are a standard feature for all email providers who offer mobile applications. Providers use intermediary content push services, which grant simple but efficient quality of service and queuing capabilities that content providers need not implement themselves. A key advantage of intermediary content push services is that applications do not need to continuously run in the background or periodically fetch content.

“The inventions covered by the patents in this portfolio include a key feature being offered by mobile email applications,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey, Director of Asset Services. “We expect to see strong interest from companies interested in mobile messaging technology.”

GTT Group has prepared patent summaries and materials to illustrate market adoption by major market participants. The market adoption materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

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GTT Group to Sell Enhanced User Experience Patent Portfolio

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of the Enhanced User Experience patent portfolio related to mobile notifications and enhanced search technologies.

The Portfolio’s first family of patents is applicable to controlling mobile notifications and message retrieval based on sensed conditions, such as motion, ambient light, temperature, or object proximity. User experience is improved by automatically retrieving messages on-behalf of the user or issuing notifications to the user in response to trigger conditions, such as when the device is moved, turned over, or taken out of a pocket. These patented technologies can be implemented within currently available smartphones and wearable devices using their pre-existing on-board sensors and operating system infrastructure.

The Portfolio’s second family of patents is applicable to improving search from the perspective of the user. Patented technologies within this family supplement traditional keyword searching with contextual information obtained from natural language conversations previously recorded in the background. Privacy concerns are addressed by use of an over-writing circular buffer that offloads recorded audio conversations under select conditions. The patent technologies can be implemented within the context of wearable devices, smartphones, smart televisions, and entertainment systems to lessen the burden on the user in specifying search criteria. This patent family additionally includes technologies relating to collaborative group search in which search results provided to a group of users have increased or reduced search result diversity, depending on context.

“As our devices continue to improve in performance and functionality, there are high expectations set from users about their ideal experience,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey, Director of Asset Services bio. “The inventors of this portfolio have done an incredible job of anticipating the trend in next gen devices and provided practical solutions for improving the user experience.”

GTT Group has prepared summaries of the patents and their market importance. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

GTT Group will approach potential buyers and provide materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and evidence of use in the market. The portfolio will be sold at a private auction in July 2015.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases May 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2015 Patent Market Index

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, today makes available the Q1 2015 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index results in the May 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report.

A 1.9-point gain in the Q1 2015 PMI® continued the activity level that began in mid-2014. GTT Group maintains a cautious outlook regarding further upward activity. In the Q1 2015 report, GTT Group cites several factors that may impact the PMI for the remainder of 2015 and following years.

“The major market challenge continues to be the lack of high quality relevant assets,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Activity remains high as parties search for strategic acquisitions that protect existing and future profit centers and deliver favorable licensing terms.”

The PLI® fell 3% during the first quarter of 2015 and underperformed the S&P 500. This index, which tracks 11 publicly traded patent licensing companies, was heavily affected by major value loses in three companies, that were partially offset by strong quarterly gains in three other companies. For information related to the companies that make up the index and their relative performance please see the PTMR for further details.

Once again, Intellectual Ventures led the Most Active Deal Makers list, but major manufacturers Apple, Hynix, and Intel returned to the list along with non-practicing entities RPX and Intellectual Discovery.

The GTT Group 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value and the 2014 Annual Deal Review, are both available directly from GTT Group.

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 on a discretionary basis as a courtesy to the community.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases the 2015 Winter Report on Patent Value

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Winter 2015 Report: Patent Value.

The GTT Group Winter 2015 Report on Patent Value outlines recent market realities facing patent valuation, including current risks and considerations that should be taken by any patent professional. This Winter Report is intended as a primer regarding patent value considerations in light of recent court decisions and patent reform legislation. Patent valuation methodologies have been under intense scrutiny, especially as those methodologies are applied to standard related patents and commercially important feature patents.

“GTT Group wanted to lend additional clarity to the patent value discussion,” states Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Within the patent monetization and patent business strategy context, assessing patent value based on new realities will be critical to positive outcomes whether in a divestiture or licensing scenario. The great disconnect has always been around value, now there is some new lucidity that parties should take advantage of when making patent business decisions.”

The report highlights the monetization risks that need to be considered in the current patent marketplace. The impact that recent court rulings have had on patent validity and patent value is crucial to making the best patent related business decision. The Winter Report explores:

  • Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) obligations for standards essential patents,
  • as well as component and royalty rate apportionment considerations.

 

The Winter Report also discusses how key patent decisions have altered the value of certain patents in the marketplace:

  • Apple v. Motorola
  • Microsoft v. Motorola
  • Ericsson v. D-Link
  • Alice Corp v. CLS Bank

 

GTT Group publishes the quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report (PTMR), which includes the Patent Market Index (PMI®), tracking patent transaction activity and patent marketplace trends, and the Patent Licensing Index (PLI®), tracking activity among publicly traded patent licensing companies to provide comparative performance indicators. The 2014 Annual Deal Review will become available in February 2015, reviewing the overall trends of 2014 and the deal leaders.

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GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2014 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2014 Patent Market Index

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Q3 2014 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the December 2014 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The Patent Market Index (PMI™) tracks patent transaction activity and patent marketplace trends, and is reported quarterly in the Patent Transaction Market Report (PTMR). The Q3 2014 PMI™ showed an expected return to 108.2 from the Q2 2014 record-setting index high of 128.6 points.

“This decrease in the Q3 2014 PMI is in line with GTT Group expectations and past estimates”, reported Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Our forecast has the index remaining at this level or dipping slightly within the normalized range during Q4.”

The Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) tracks activity among publicly traded patent licensing companies to provide comparative performance indicators, and is also reported quarterly in the PTMR.
The Q3 2014 PLI also showed a return to previous levels with an index of 1258, declining from a high of 1467 recorded in the Q2 period.

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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