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Marathon Patent Group's Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Sampo IP, Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Starbucks Corporation,


Marathon Patent Group's Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Sampo IP, Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Starbucks Corporation, E*Trade Financial, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Others

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/13 -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MARA) ("Marathon"), an intellectual property services and patent licensing company, announced today that its subsidiary Sampo IP, LLC ("Sampo") has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against E*Trade Financial Corporate Services Inc., Liberty Mutual Group Inc., Aetna Inc., Avon Products Inc., Starbucks Corporation, Yum! Brands Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., (the "Defendants").

Sampo is asserting three causes of action involving patent infringement related to U.S. Patent numbers 6,161,149, 6,772,229, and 8,015,495, all entitled Centrifugal Communication and Collaboration Method. The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants have infringed, and continue to infringe, the claims of the patents in suit by using the accused communications systems and methods covered by the claims of the Sampo patents.

About Marathon Patent Group Marathon Patent Group ("Marathon") is an intellectual property services and patent licensing company that serves a wide range of patent holders and technologies from Fortune 500 to independent inventors. Marathon provides its clients advice and services that enable them to realize financial and strategic return on their intellectual property rights. Marathon serves clients through two complementary business units: IP Services, which devises strategies that allow our clients to maximize the value of their intellectual property assets, and IP Licensing, which acquires patent assets, partners with patent holders, and monetizes patent portfolios through actively managed patent licensing campaigns. Marathon is based in Alexandria, Virginia. www.marathonpg.com

Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan," "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), not limited to Risk Factors relating to its patent business contained therein. Thus, actual results could be materially different. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Marathon Patent Group Investor Relations 678-570-6791

IP Communications Brody Berman Associates 212-683-8125

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