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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  
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