Patent Market Tracker™ Mid-Year 2017 Key Trends

Patent transfers for the first half of 2017 were up 2.7% over the prior six months, which saw the lowest transfer rates since 2012.

During first half of 2017, aggregate patent acquisitions in Computer Software, Computer Hardware, and Electronics -- areas that have traditionally been growth segments -- have experienced the greatest proportional reductions

This paper dives deep into all the details surrounding 2017’s biggest buyers and sellers so far, including:

  • Top Segment Movers in Display, Optics, and Imaging
  • Top Segment Movers in Telecommunications and Radio
  • The single largest patent transfer event recorded occurred in Q1 2017 from Samsung Electronics