Portkand, OR (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q1 2013 Patent Market Index and July 2013 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 Q1 2013 PMI rose to 95.3 from the previous quarter index of 92.4, an increase of 2.9 index points. This modest rise continues the steadying trend since 2010 of the PMI gravitating in the 90 to 100 index range.
“The PMI reflects current market stability and we expect the index to remain in the 90s index range over the next few quarters,“ commented Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We do not believe that patent reform legislation aimed at patent nuisance litigation and current FTC review of corporate privateering initiatives will negatively impact the secondary marketplace, particularly as it relates to high quality assets."
Imaging and digital camera patents, and patents related to video gaming, led the way in the first quarter, including additional Kodak patent transfers.
Communications and related mobile device technology dominated the transfer landscape, reflecting continued growth in mobile broadband infrastructure and related applications. Most Active Deal Makers for the quarter include Intellectual Venture Fund 83 LLC and Rickstar Bidco LP, along with Facebook, Intel, Apple, and Google.
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About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory firm. GTT Group combines core competencies in patent valuation with its global network to deliver unparalleled results. GTT Group’s services include Patent Valuation, Patent Brokerage, Patent Acquisition, Patent Licensing Support, Patent Related Standards Analysis, Patent Research and Strategic Analysis. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon, with representation in North America, Asia, and Europe.