Last few days, the volumes have supported the increase in price. Yesterday, the volume was around 70K. Marathon is likely to remain robust till the claim construction hearing in the lawsuit by its subsidiary Sampo LLC against Sony, Dell etc. Meanwhile, the company is continuing its efforts to acquire more patents as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the business. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Relay IP recently acquired a patent from MOSAID Technologies. The acquired asset is a seminal patent cited by over 254 other patents from Cisco, Google, Sun Microsystems, Enterasys, IBM, Avaya, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, British Telecom, Ericsson, Foundry, Hon Hai, Motorola, Worldcom, Yahoo, HP, Dell, Alcatel Lucent, Motorola, AT&T, Akamai, 3Com etc., and enables multicasting on IP networks. It is widely used in enterprises, commercial stock exchanges, and multimedia content delivery networks. Uses include those for IPTV applications like distance education and televised meetings. Doug Croxall, the CEO of Marathon, had earlier stated that the goal for the company was to develop a portfolio of highly monetizable patents. With Barry Honig, GRQ consultants backing the lawsuit against Sony, Dell etc., it is more than likely that the probability of success in the trials is good. MARA has sufficient funds for the lawsuit and future acquisitions of other valuable patents. Investors are interested in knowing the potential regarding the amount of damages / royalties which the company may be able to claim. This will become more clear after the trials begin. Recently, companies like Document Security System (NYSE:DSS) are also in the news for patent infringement lawsuits. DSS is likely to benefit from lawsuit filed by its subsidiary against Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD) etc. which is worth hundreds of millions. Technically, MARA has to cross $0.40 with volumes to signal a strong uptrend. If the current momentum continues, the level will be taken out sooner rather than later.