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Second Quarter 2019 Review & Market Outlook Released by GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q2 2019 Patent Market Index (PMI®)

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Second Quarter 2019 Patent Transaction Market Report including Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) results.

The PMI rose to 110.8 to finish the second quarter of 2019, a 6% increase over first quarter 2019 results and constitutes three quarters of upward trending. Monitored secondary patent assignment volume rose to 1,993, a 4.2% increase over first quarter 2019 results. The market volume increase tracks with historical seasonal patterns related to patent deal activity.

The PLI decreased by 10.2% during the second quarter of 2019. For the same time period the S&P 500 increased in Q2 2019 by 2.6%.

“The market remains driven by quality and strategic imperatives. We have begun to share filing activity in key areas of interest including Mixed Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, IoT, Blockchain, and Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence,” explains Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group.

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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About the PMI® and PLI®
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 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.

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory & consultancy firm. GTT Group combines core competencies in patent analysis, valuation, and market knowledge to deliver unparalleled results. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon.

First Quarter 2019 Review & Market Outlook Released by GTT Group, Inc., Including the Q1 2019 Patent Market Index (PMI®)

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the First Quarter 2019 Patent Transaction Market Report including Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) results.

The PMI rose to 104.46 during the first quarter of 2019, a 10.7% increase over fourth quarter 2018 results and constitutes two quarters of upward trend. With the first quarter index, the PMI is also over 100 for the first time since Q2 2016.

The PLI increased by 44.9% during the first quarter of 2019, offsetting the drop of 41.2% seen during 2018. The S&P 500 increased in Q1 2019 by 12.92%, not quite matching the decrease of 14% in Q4 2018. The PLI continues to underperform the S&P 500 over a 12 month period by over 8 basis points.

Monitored secondary patent assignment volume rose to 1,908, a 7.6% increase over fourth quarter 2018 results and the highest volume since Q1 2018. This increase tracks with the historical seasonal trend in patent activity.

“Market volatility as a function of the PMI will remain low over the next several quarters,” according to Michael Lubitz, Founder and Managing Director of GTT Group. “We expect slow and steady growth in the PMI. Smaller strategic transactions will continue to drive the majority of PMI growth.”

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

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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, Inc. Releases May 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q1 2018 Patent Market Index

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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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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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