GTT Group, Inc. Releases August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Outlook Including the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index

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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report. The PMI® dipped 6.3% in Q2 2018 while the quantity of secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,784, a 12.63% decrease from the Q1 2018 results.

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We remain cautiously optimistic for the remainder of 2018.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q2 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the August 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® dipped 6.3% in Q2 2018 to 92.52, but remained above the Q4 2017 decline. The quantity of secondary patent assignments dropped to 1,784, a 12.63% decrease from the Q1 2018 results, but within the range for the majority of results in 2016 and 2017.

"The PMI fell slightly below the trend seen since 2016 and is more volatile quarter-to-quarter than in previous years," according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “We remain cautiously optimistic for the remainder of 2018.“

RPX took the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker acquirers of Q2 2018. Red Hat, Apple, Hynix, and Samsung also made the list. Philips led the list of sellers, followed by Xerox, HP, and Panasonic, among others.

Obtain a complete copy of the Patent Transaction Market Report through a complimentary subscription to the Quarterly Patent Transaction Market Report and Patent Market Index. Immediate updates on specific patent deals are also available using GTT Group’s Patent Deal Alert Service through subscription. GTT Group makes this information available as a courtesy to the community.

About the PMI® and PLI®
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.

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