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 * Crawford James 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Marathon Patent Group, Inc. [ MARA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Operating 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)
5/4/2020
(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  6/30/2020    C    42163 (3) A $0.91  42163  D   
Common Stock  9/30/2020    C    42512 (4) A $1.96  84675  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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $2.04  5/4/2020    D        25000    (1) 8/12/2024  Common  25000  $0  25000  D   
RSUs  $0  5/4/2020    A     245349       (2) 5/4/2021  Common  245349  $0  245349  D   
RSUs  $0  6/30/2020    D        61337    (2) 5/4/2021  Common  61337  $0.91  184011  D   
RSUs  $0  9/30/2020    D        61337    (2) 5/4/2021  Common  61337  $1.96  122674  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Vesting fifty (50%) percent on the date of grant and twenty-five (25%) percent following on each six (6) months anniversary of the date of grant provided awardee is still eligible under the Company's 2018 Equity Incentive Plan subject to acceleration following a change of control.
(2)  Vesting quarterly in equal amounts of 98,256 per quarter starting June 30, 2020.
(3)  61,337 shares which vested net of 19,174 shares forfeited for tax purposes.
(4)  61,337 shares which vested net of 18,825 shares forfeited for tax purposes.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Crawford James
C/O MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC.
1180 N. TOWNE CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 100
LAS VEGAS,, NV 89144


Chief Operating Officer

Signatures
/s/ James Crawford 10/19/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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