GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2017 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q3 2017 Patent Market Index

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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 the count of monitored secondary patent assignments returned to the range above 2,000.

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The PMI should continue to remain flat through the end of 2017, traditionally decreasing during the holiday season.

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.

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.

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