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 * SHAH JAISIM 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. [ SRNE ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC., 4955 DIRECTORS PLACE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/15/2020
(Street)
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121
(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

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
Stock Options  $4.89  6/15/2020    A     100000       (1) 6/15/2030  Common Stock  100000.0  $0  100000  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  1/12th of the original number of shares subject to this option shall vest and become exercisable on July 15, 2020, and 1/12th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest following each one month of service thereafter, subject to the Reporting Person's continued service on the Issuer's board of directors on each such date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SHAH JAISIM
C/O SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
4955 DIRECTORS PLACE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121
X



Signatures
/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D., as Attorney-in-Fact 6/15/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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