GTT Group, Inc. Releases December 2015 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index

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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the January 2015 Patent Transaction Market Report. The Q4 2014 PMI™ gained 3.4 points to close 2014 at 111.6, slightly above the average for the past two years and within the normalized trend forecasted by GTT Group, while the Q4 2014 PLI also remained within expected average levels after the record rise recorded in the Q2 period.

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Our expectation moving into Q1 2015 is flat or possibly a moderate uptick reflecting historical yearend recording backlogs that inflate Q1 assignment recordings.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent transaction advisory services, releases the Q4 2014 Patent Market Index and Patent Licensing Index in the January 2015 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 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.

The Q4 2014 PMI™ gained 3.4 points to close 2014 at 111.6, slightly above the average for the past two years and within the normalized trend forecasted by GTT Group. Large gains in the PMI in Q1 and Q2 of 2014 represented recording backlogs and GTT Group interprets the Q4 index as representative of the current highly selective marketplace. Monitored Patent Asset Transfers showed a similar modest gain.

“The Q4 2014 gain is less volatile than the previous three quarters, as expected”, stated Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “Our expectation moving into Q1 2015 is flat or possibly a moderate uptick reflecting historical yearend recording backlogs that inflate Q1 assignment recordings.”

The Q4 2014 PLI also remained within expected average levels after the record rise recorded in the Q2 period. Current court decisions and legislation are affecting the non-practicing entity segment tracked in the PLI and should be watched closely.

In January 2015, GTT Group publishes the 2015 Winter Report: Patent Value, with a focus on recent events that are impacting patent value. The 2014 Annual Deal Review will become available in February 2015, reviewing the overall trends of 2014 and the 2014 deal leaders.

Intellectual Ventures led the Most Active Deal Makers list for the third quarter in a row, followed by Apple Corporation, Intellectual Discovery, RPX, and Acacia. Of note, four of the five Most Active Deal Makers in Q4 2014 were large non-practicing entities.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index by visiting http://www.gttgrp.com/subscribe-to-quarterly-report/. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory 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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