GTT Group, Inc. Releases Third Quarter 2018 Review & Market Outlook Including the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®)

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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 Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the Third Quarter 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report. The PMI® declined for the second consecutive quarter to 89.91 points in Q3 2018, a 2.9% drop, but remained above the Q4 2017 low point.

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It is likely the market will continue with lower volatility over the next several quarters as smaller asset transactions will constitute the majority of deals.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the world leader in strategic patent analysis and patent transaction services, today makes available the Q3 2018 Patent Market Index (PMI®) and Patent Licensing Index (PLI®) in the Third Quarter 2018 Patent Transaction Market Report.

The PMI® declined for the second consecutive quarter to 89.91 points in Q3 2018, a 2.9% drop, but remained above the Q4 2017 low point. The quantity of secondary patent assignments regained ground with a 2.4% increase to 1,926, well within the range of most quarters since Q3 2015.

"The PMI fell again in Q3 2018, but appears less volatile compared to previous downturns," according to Michael Lubitz, CEO and Chairman of GTT Group. “It is likely the market will continue with lower volatility over the next several quarters as smaller asset transactions will constitute the majority of deals. This is not a new trend and further declines in the PMI are likely."

Samsung, BCS Software, and SuperD Technology shared the top position in the Most Active Deal Maker category of Q3 2018, with a long list of companies sharing the second position. The most active sellers included AT&T, Japan Display, Sharp, and GE.

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.

This PTMR saw GTT Group introduce a new section that tracks patent filings by assignee and by technology area over the past year. This includes breakouts of the top specific technology areas per assignee and top assignees per technology area.

A summary of Q3 2018 PTMR results and market outlook conference call is scheduled for December 10th at 10:00 Pacific. Contact info(at)gttgrp.com before December 7th to reserve a seat.

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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