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Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 22, 2013
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2331 Mill Road, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA
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On April 22, 2013, Cyberfone Acquisition Corp. (“Acquisition Corp.”), a Texas corporation and newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a merger agreement (the “Agreement”) with Cyberfone Systems LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Cyberfone Systems”), TechDev Holdings LLC (“TechDev”) and The Spangenberg Family Foundation for the Benefit of Children’s Healthcare and Education (“Spangenberg Foundation”).  TechDev and Spangenberg Foundation owned  100% of the membership interests of Cyberfone Systems (collectively, the ‘Cyberfone Sellers”).

Cyberfone Systems owns a foundational patent portfolio that includes claims that provide specific transactional data processing, telecommunications, network and database inventions, including financial transactions. The portfolio, which has a large and established licensing base, consists of ten United States patents and 27 foreign patents and one patent pending. The patent rights that cover digital communications and data transaction processing are foundational to certain applications in the wireless, telecommunications, financial and other industries. IPNavigation Group LLC (“IP Nav”), a Company founded by Erich Spangenberg and associated with the Cyberfone Sellers will continue to support and manage the portfolio of patents and retain a contingent participation interest in all recoveries.  IP Nav provides patent monetization and support services under an existing agreement with Cyberfone Systems.

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Cyberfone Systems merged with and into Acquisition Corp with Cyberfone Systems surviving the merger as the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).  The Company (i) issued 6,000,000 shares of common stock to the Cyberfone Sellers (the “Merger Shares”), (ii) paid the Cyberfone Sellers $500,000 cash and (iii) issued a $500,000 promissory note to TechDev (the “Note”).  The Note is non-interest bearing and becomes due June 22, 2013, subject to acceleration in the event of default.  The Company may prepay the Note at any time without premium or penalty.

In addition to the payments described above, within 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter (commencing with the first full calendar quarter following the calendar quarter in which Cyberfone Systems recovers $4 million from licensing or enforcement activities related to the patents), Cyberfone Systems will be required to pay out a certain percentage of such recoveries.

In connection with the Merger and pursuant to a license agreement (the “License Agreement”), Cyberfone Systems granted the Cyberfone Sellers a non-exclusive license-back to the patents owned by Cyberfone Systems and the inventors retain commercialization rights previously granted by Cyberfone Systems or its predecessors.

The Company entered into a registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company has agreed to file a “resale” registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) covering the resale of the Merger Shares within 90 days of the closing of the Merger (the “Filing Date”).  The Company has agreed to maintain the effectiveness of the registration statement from the effective date until all securities have been sold or are otherwise able to be sold pursuant to Rule 144.  The Company has agreed to use its reasonable best efforts to have the registration statement declared effective within 180 days of the earlier of the date that such registration statement is filed with the SEC and the Filing Date (“the Effectiveness Date”).  The Company is obligated to pay  1% per month, up to a maximum of 6%, of the Cyberfone Sellers’ investment value, payable in cash, for every thirty (30) day period (i) following the Filing Date that the registration statement has not been filed and (ii) following the Effectiveness Date that the registration statement has not been declared effective; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to pay any such liquidated damages if the Company is unable to fulfill its registration obligations as a result of rules, regulations, positions or releases issued or actions taken by the SEC pursuant to its authority with respect to Rule 415, provided the Company registers at such time the maximum number of shares of common stock permissible upon consultation with the staff of the SEC.  
The above description of the transactions and agreements discussed herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the Merger Agreement, the Form of Promissory Note, the License Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement, attached as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


(a)       Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.  In accordance with Item 9.01(a), (i) audited financial statements for the prior two fiscal years and (ii) unaudited financial statements for the three-month interim period ended March 31, 2013 will be filed within 71 days of the filing of this Current Report.
(b)       Pro Forma Financial Information.  In accordance with Item 9.01(b), our pro forma financial statements will be filed within 71 days of the filing of this Current Report.
(d)           Exhibits.

The exhibit listed in the following Exhibit Index is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit No.
Merger Agreement dated as of April 22, 2013
Form of Promissory Note
Form of Registration Rights Agreement
License Agreement
Press Release dated April 22, 2013
Press Release dated April 24, 2013


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date:  April 26, 2013

/s/ Doug Croxall
Name: Doug Croxall
Title: Chief Executive Officer