Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) Releases Q1 2012 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 Q1 2012 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace. The 2012 PMI continued a two-year growth trend, reaching a new high of 107.0 in the first quarter of 2012.

We expect transaction activity will continue within a 10 to 15 point fluctuation in the PMI through the second half of 2012.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent asset analysis and transaction advisory services, releases the Q1 2012 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace.

The GTT Group Q1 2012 PMI continued a two-year growth trend, reaching a new high of 107.0 in the first quarter of 2012. This new high represents eight quarters of consistent growth and a significant rise from the bottom low of 45.5 in Q1 2009.

“This 5.5 point increase over Q4 2011 shows strength across the sectors we measure and reflects transaction activity from the prior year. There are many individual small and medium sized transactions and a small number of transactions in excess of 100 assets per transaction,” commented Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We expect transaction activity will continue within a 10 to 15 point fluctuation in the PMI through the second half of 2012.”

Corporate divestment will continue to drive the market.

Patent Asset Transfer remained stable in Q1 2012. Most Active Dealmakers of Q1 2012 included Google, Oracle, and Samsung. Six universities appear on both Top Ten lists for Internal Patent Activity and External Commercialization Activity in Q1 2012.

To obtain a complete copy of the Q4 2011 PMI, subscribe to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index by visiting GTT Group online. 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, 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.

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