Global Technology Transfer Group (GTT Group) Releases Q4 2011 Patent Market Index (PMI)

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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent asset analysis and transaction advisory services, releases the Q4 2011 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace. The GTT Group Q4 2011 PMI entered a new plateau at 101.5, returning to levels last seen over four years ago.

GTT Group expects continued market gains into 2012 with corporate divestments continuing to propel the index as the market enters the 100-point range for the first time in over four years.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent asset analysis and transaction advisory services, releases the Q4 2011 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace.

The GTT Group Q4 2011 PMI entered a new plateau at 101.5, returning to levels last seen over four years ago. The fourth quarter PMI reflects continued strength of patent activity in the mobile communications and related technology sectors.

“The increase of 3.4 points from the Q311 PMI of 98.1 to the Q411 PMI of 101.5 reflects continued upward trending in the mobile communications sector,” explained Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. He went on to further state, “GTT Group expects continued market gains into 2012 with corporate divestments continuing to propel the index as the market enters the 100-point range for the first time in over four years.”

The Most Active Deal Makers for Q4 2011 included Google, RIM, and Hitachi. To obtain a complete copy of the Q4 2011 PMI, subscribe to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory and consulting 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, Wireless 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

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