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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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May 2017 Patent Transaction Market Outlook with Q1 2017 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q1 2017 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the May 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® added another 3.33 points in Q1 2017, continuing both a traditional Q1 rise from Q4 results and an upward trend since Q3 of 2016. This steady rise brings the PMI in line with the range of results displayed over the last three years. Secondary patent assignments also maintained consistent gradual growth. The PLI® (Patent License Index) decreased by 5% from the Q4 2016 year end level.

“GTT Group is predicting a continued incremental upward trajectory in the PMI as other acquirers enter the market driven by market adoption of breakthrough technologies (e.g. autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence) and various business necessities,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Recently announced buying programs are indicative of the current market environment, but likely won’t impact the PMI until the end of 2017 or start of 2018.”

Intellectual Ventures was the Most Active Deal Maker in Q1 of 2017, followed by Google and Allied Security Trust. Dolby, RPX, and Stragent had an equal number of transactions to fill out the rest of the Deal Maker chart. The top Seller was Panasonic, followed by 3M, AT&T, and Samsung in a three-way tie.

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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Patent Transaction Market Outlook for January 2017 with Q4 2016 Patent Market Index Released Today by GTT Group, Inc.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q4 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the January 2017 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® rose over 4 points in Q4 2016, breaking the seasonal pattern of ending each year in a downturn. Even with a rise of 4.5% over the previous quarter Patent Transaction Market Report, the PMI remains at the lowest activity level recorded on the index since Q4 2013.

“Despite the market rise, the patent marketplace will continue to be defined by an oversupply of low value patents. We continue to forecast lower transaction volumes, characterized by fewer asset counts,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Q1 2017 should reflect the traditional rise in recordings, following year-end activity in Q4 2016.”

The PLI® (Patent License Index) increased by 2.4%, closing the year 28% higher year over year. The PLI significantly outperformed the S&P 500 during 2016 which was up 12% year over year.

The Most Active Deal Maker list in Q4 2016 included RPX, Hynix, Apple, and Intellectual Ventures. The top Seller chart was filled by Hitachi, Panasonic, and AT&T in a three-way tie, with Huawei close behind.

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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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October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook released by GTT Group Including the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The October 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report is released today by Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction and patent related advisory services, and includes the Q3 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®).

The PMI® lost 10.76 points during the seasonal Q3 downturn, representing a 10.7% decline. Secondary patent assignments dropped below the year on year transfers compared to Q3 2015. The PLI® (Patent License Index) behaved contrary to the PMI and secondary market trends, rising 20% over Q3 2015, and  significantly outperformed the S&P 500.

“The Q3 PMI decline mirrors market realities, which include fewer patent transactions, and smaller asset counts,” according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We expect the 4th Quarter to remain rather flat with any uptick in the PMI reflected in the first quarter of 2017.”

Google is the only company appearing on both the acquirer and seller sections of the Most Active Deal Maker list in Q3 2016. RPX remained as the top acquirer of the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Intellectual Ventures, Acacia, Google, IP Bridge, and Philips in a five-way tie. Google headed the list of sellers on the Most Active Deal Maker list for Q3 2016, followed by Toshiba, Broadcom, Panasonic, and SK Telecom.

Publications currently available include

Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

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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September 2016 Patent Transaction Market Outlook released by GTT Group Including the Q2 2016 Patent Market Index

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction and patent related advisory services, today makes available the Q2 2016 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the September 2016 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® returned to the same range displayed during 2015, landing at 100.62, an 8.5% decline. Secondary patent assignments also returned to the range of 2015.

“The Q2 2016 PMI produced the largest quarterly decrease since the third quarter of 2014 and highlights current market volatility,” says Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We believe there is a high probability for further downward movement in the third quarter as transaction momentum shifts to the fourth quarter.”

The PLI® (Patent License Index) followed the trend of the PMI and secondary markets, but remained in the steady index range of previous quarters since the index introduction in 2013 even with the Q2 decline. RPX remained as the top Most Active Deal Maker for Q2 2016, followed by Intellectual Ventures.

GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service was announced over the summer and is available through complimentary subscription basis.

Publications available today include GTT Group’s

Please contact Collin Low at GTT Group for access to these reports.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through complimentary 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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