Marathon Patent Group, Inc.

11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 380

Los Angeles, CA 90025

October 29, 2014


United States Securities

and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

Attention: Jan Woo


Marathon Patent Group, Inc.

Registration Statement on Form S-3

File No. 333-196994

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pursuant to Rule 461 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (the “Company”) respectfully requests that the effective date of the registration statement referred to above be accelerated so that it will become effective at 5:00 pm., Washington D.C. time, on October 31, 2014, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The Company acknowledges that: 1) should the Commission or the staff, acting pursuant to delegated authority, declare the filing effective, it does not foreclose the Commission from taking any action with respect to the filing; 2) the action of the Commission or the staff, acting pursuant to delegated authority, in declaring the filing effective, does not relieve the Company from its full responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of the disclosure in the filing; and 3) the Company may not assert the declaration of effectiveness as a defense in any proceeding initiated by the Commission or any person under the federal securities laws of the United States.


By:  /s/ Francis Knuettel II

Name: Francis Knuettel II

Title:  Chief Financial Officer