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Judge Issues Order in TLI Communications LLC Patent Litigation

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) ("Marathon"), a patent licensing company, announced today that on October 16, 2014, Honorable United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III, issued an order relating to all member cases in the TLI Communications LLC patent litigation.

The order scheduled a claim construction hearing for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and the hearing will be held at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia where it will be incorporated into a class on patent law.

A "Claim Construction Hearing," also known as a "Markman Hearing," is a pretrial hearing in a U.S. District Court during which a judge examines evidence from all parties on the appropriate meanings of relevant key words used in a patent claim, when patent infringement is alleged by a plaintiff.

"We are pleased to have the TLI Communications patent litigation be a part of the University of Virginia School of Law learning experience. The TLI claim construction should provide the students with a unique opportunity to experience first-hand a significant part of the patent litigation process," said Doug Croxall, Founder and CEO of Marathon Patent Group.

TLI Communications LLC is represented in the litigation by Robert Whitman and Mark Raskin of Mishcon de Reya New York LLP. "We think the Court's idea of working with UVA law school on a project like this is great for a law student's education. Mishcon de Reya is excited to be able to show the students at UVA a real-world demonstration of the claim construction process," said Whitman and Raskin.