Global Technology Transfer Group (GTT Group) Releases November Patent Market Outlook and Q2 2012 Patent Market Index (PMI)

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent asset analysis and transaction advisory services, releases the Q2 2012 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace. The GTT Group Q2 2012 PMI revealed a retrench in patent activity after nine quarters of unparalleled growth, returning to 96.5 in the second quarter of 2012, consistent with the Q2 2010 pattern of seasonal lag after reaching a Q1 2012 high of 107.0.

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The market continues to reflect strong activity in the mobile communications sector. Based on recent trending data, GTT Group anticipates a significant uptick in the PMI for the third and fourth quarters.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 15, 2012

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in patent asset analysis and transaction advisory services, releases the Q2 2012 Patent Market Index (PMI), an index tracking patent transaction activity and trends in the patent marketplace.

The GTT Group Q2 2012 PMI revealed a retrench in patent activity after nine quarters of unparalleled growth, returning to 96.5 in the second quarter of 2012. This is consistent with the Q2 2010 pattern of seasonal lag after reaching a Q1 2012 high of 107.0.

“This decrease of 10.5 points, a 10 percent decline, to 96.5 from the Q1 2012 PMI of 107.0 reflects a reduction in the overall number of assets that changed hands during the quarter,” commented Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “The market continues to reflect strong activity in the mobile communications sector. Based on recent trending data, GTT Group anticipates a significant uptick in the PMI for the third and fourth quarters. The most recent MIPS transaction driven by mobile semiconductor participants and a number of mobile related strategic deals indicates the market’s appetite related to strategic mobile deals is continuing. We remain cautiously optimistic for the remainder of the calendar year.”

Patent Asset Transfers remained stable in Q2 2012 and GTT Group expects this activity to remain at or exceed the current activity level through 2012. Most Active Dealmakers of Q2 2012 included Google, Intel, Samsung, and Facebook. Additionally, four universities in Q2 2012 appear on both Top Ten lists for Internal Patent Activity and External Commercialization Activity.

To obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report, 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.

Additional research and analysis studies are listed in the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report. For access to any of these studies, or to inquire about developing a study for a specific company, please contact Dan Buri, Director Asset Services at GTT Group.

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
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.