SOURCE: Marathon Patent Group

November 12, 2013 09:46 ET

Marathon Patent Group's Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Blackboard and Salesforce.com

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MARA) ("Marathon"), a patent licensing company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sampo IP, LLC, ("Sampo") has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Blackboard and Salesforce.com, civil action case number 2:13CV601, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Sampo is asserting infringement related to U.S. Patent numbers 6,772,229, 6,161,149 and 8,015,495, each 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 asserted patents.

About Marathon Patent Group:

Based in Alexandria, VA, Marathon Patent Group is a patent licensing company serving a wide range of patent owners from Fortune 500 companies to independent inventors. Marathon provides its clients advice and services that enable them to realize financial and strategic returns on their intellectual property rights. Marathon's operating subsidiaries acquire patent assets, partner with patent holders, and monetize patent portfolios through actively managed patent licensing campaigns. To learn more about Marathon Patent Group, visit http://www.marathonpg.com/.

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