Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
May 08, 2017
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name NETWORK 1 TECHNOLOGIES INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001065078  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Is Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Is Entity a Voluntary Filer No  
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   24,329,954
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017