The PMI decrease and entry into the sub 90’s area may reflect a new trading range and is a trend we are watching closely.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, announces the Q3 2013 Patent Market Index and December 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 Q3 2013 PMI moved downward to 89.0 from the previous quarter index of 93.0. The 4.0 point decline in the index from Q2 2013 represents movement into territory not seen since 2009 and may signal a more selective acquisition environment.
“The decreased level of activity, especially in the large transaction category, reflects the increased selectivity and strategic nature of acquisitions in the marketplace,” observed Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The PMI decrease and entry into the sub 90’s area may reflect a new trading range and is a trend we are watching closely.”
While most of the acquisitions during the quarter remained in the mobile broadband category, the subject areas ranged from security, to image and video, to speech recognition and search technology.
Samsung led the list of Most Active Deal Makers, which included Google, Apple, and Huawei Technologies.
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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.