FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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 * Asghar Najjam 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/18/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. [SRNE]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC., 4955 DIRECTORS PLACE
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer /
(Street)
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options   (1) 11/29/2029  Common Stock  50000.0  $2.92  D   
Stock Options   (2) 12/6/2029  Common Stock  50000.0  $3.52  D   
Stock Options   (3) 6/15/2030  Common Stock  80000.0  $4.89  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  1/4th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on November 29, 2020, and 1/48th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on a monthly basis thereafter, subject to the Reporting Person's continued service to the Issuer through each such vesting date.
(2)  1/4th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on December 6, 2020, and 1/48th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on a monthly basis thereafter, subject to the Reporting Person's continued service to the Issuer through each such vesting date.
(3)  1/4th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on June 15, 2021, and 1/48th of the original number of shares subject to the option shall vest on a monthly basis thereafter, subject to the Reporting Person's continued service to the Issuer through each such vesting date.

Remarks:
Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney

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


Chief Financial Officer

Signatures
/s/Najjam Asghar 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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