Marathon Patent Group Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Signal IP Receives Scheduling Order in Trial with Fiat U.S.A.

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/17 -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) ("Marathon" or "Company"), an IP licensing and management company, today announced that on Friday, May 19, 2017, the court issued an order in the matter of its subsidiary Signal IP, Inc. v. Fiat U.S.A., Inc., Case: 2-14-cv-13864, adjourning the trial until further notice of the Court.

The order signed by District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith is as follows:

"The current dates in the case management and scheduling order (Dkt. 28) for the submission of the parties' proposed joint final pretrial order, final pretrial conference, and trial are adjourned until further order of the Court. SO ORDERED."

Doug Croxall, CEO of Marathon, stated, "We look forward to seeing the Judge place it back on the court calendar so we may proceed to trial."

The case remains pending the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan involving U.S. patents in suit: 5714927, 5732375, 6434486, 6775601, 6012007 and 5463374.

About Marathon Patent Group, Inc.

Marathon is an IP licensing and management company. The Company acquires and manages IP rights from a variety of sources, including large and small corporations, universities and other IP owners. Marathon has a global focus on IP acquisition and management.

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