Patent Market Tracker Mid-Year 2016 Key Trends

The Mid-Year PMT update covers US patent purchases and sales for the first six months of 2016, revealing a 44 percent drop in patent transfers January 1 through June 30, compared to the prior period.

This report details trends uncovered through patent reassignment data including:

  • The Electronics and Computer Hardware sectors declined in the last six months
  • Medical and Chemistry & Physics sector growth accelerated
  • The technology sector struggled most in the first half of 2016
  • The biggest purchasers of Medical, Health, Biology and Pharma patents
  • The  largest acquisitions in Chemistry and Physics