FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * OKAMOTO MERRICK D 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Marathon Patent Group, Inc. [ MARA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC., 1180 N. TOWNE CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/31/2020
(Street)
LAS VEGAS, NV 89144
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  12/31/2020    C    344064 (2) A $10.44  1111888  D (3)  
Common Stock  1/7/2021    S    32000  D $19.76  1079888  D   
Common Stock  1/7/2021    S    600000  D $20.55  479888  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
RSUs  $0  12/31/2020    D        454942    (1) 5/4/2021  Common  454942  $10.44  454941  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Vesting quarterly in equal amounts of 454,942 per quarter starting June 30, 2020.
(2)  454,942 shares which vested net of 110,878 shares forfeited for tax purposes.
(3)  Includes 21,875 shares owned by First State Capital, Inc., of which Mr. Okamoto is the beneficial owner.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
OKAMOTO MERRICK D
C/O MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC.
1180 N. TOWNE CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 100
LAS VEGAS, NV 89144
X
Chief Executive Officer

Signatures
/s/ Merrick Okamoto 1/11/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date