Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
11. Commitments and Contingencies

 

On April 1, 2015, the Company signed a 31-month lease for approximately 6,200 square feet of office and laboratory space at 6335 Ferris Square, Suite B, San Diego, California. The facility includes approximately 1,500 square feet of laboratory space. Commencement date of the lease is May 1, 2015. Total net rent under this lease is $247,000 and expires on November 30, 2017.

 

The annual minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases, including common area maintenance and amortization of leasehold improvements that have an initial or remaining term in excess of one year at December 31, 2016 are due as follows:

 

2017     81,613  
Total minimum lease payments   $ 81,613  

 

Rent expense for the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $79,031 and $150,312, respectively.

  

On April 21, 2016, the Company subleased a portion of the facility to an unrelated third party on a month-to-month basis commencing May 1, 2016. Monthly gross rent from the subtenant is $5,000 per month. Subtenant must provide the Company with ninety days prior written notice of its intent to terminate the sublease.

 

Distribution and License Agreement and Joint Development Agreements

 

The Company entered into a Distribution and License Agreement with a third-party for the purpose of developing a sensor array to be used in the Company’s product. The Distribution and License Agreement has an initial term of ten years, but can be terminated earlier if the project does not meet the specifications of the Company. The Company will obtain exclusive rights to sell and distribute once a successful sensor prototype is developed. In exchange for a functional prototype, the Company will pay the third-party a 7% royalty on net sales. During the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company did not incur any development costs related to the Distribution and License Agreement.

 

On November 1, 2013, the Company entered into a two-year Joint Development Agreement (the “Agreement”) with an unrelated third-party to develop chemical sensors and peripheral sensing equipment and software for the detection and characterization of cannabis and compounds associated with cannabis.

 

The Agreement provides for, among other things, any arising intellectual property rights (as defined) outside of the field (as defined), and any arising intellectual property rights relating to improvements to detection materials shall belong to the Joint Venture Developer.

 

The Agreement also provides that any arising intellectual property rights other than those covered above shall belong to the Company. To the extent that it is necessary to do so to enable the Company to use and exploit its respective arising intellectual property rights, the Joint Developer grants the Company a perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive, and royalty free license (including the right to assign the license and to grant sub-licenses) to use and exploit the Joint Developer’s arising intellectual property rights in the field. Under the terms of the Agreement, either party may cancel the Agreement as the specific tasks provided for in the Agreement have been completed or for causes specifically provided for in the Agreement. During the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company paid the Joint Developer $200,000 and $227,500 for development costs, respectively.

 

On May 19, 2015, the Company entered into an Exclusive Patent Sublicense Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Next Dimension Technologies, Inc. (“NDT”). The License Agreement grants the Company a worldwide right to the patents licensed by NDT from the California Institute of Technology. The License Agreement grants both exclusive and non-exclusive patent rights. The license granted in the License Agreement permits the Company to make, have made, use, sell and offer for sale sublicensed products in the field of use. The License Agreement continues until the expiration, revocation, invalidation or enforceability of the rights licensed. The License Agreement provides for the payment of a license fee and royalty payments by CDx to NDT. The License Agreement also contains minimum royalty payments and milestone payments by CDx to NDT. NDT has a right to terminate the License Agreement in the event of an uncured breach by CDx; the insolvency or bankruptcy of CDx; or if CDx does not meet certain productivity milestones. The License Agreement also contains representations, warranties and indemnity obligations for each of CDx and NDT. In connection with the License Agreement, on May 19, 2015, CDx and NDT also executed an Amended Amendment No. 4 (the “Amended Amendment No. 4”) to the Joint Development Agreement, dated as of November 1, 2013, between CDx and NDT, which extended the date of negotiation for the License Agreement through May 19, 2015.

 

License and Distribution Agreement

 

On September 1, 2016, MyDx, Inc. (the “Company” or “Licensor”) entered into a Distribution and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Powerfull Holdings, Ltd, a company operating under the charter of the People’s Republic of China (“Assignor”) and China Science and Technology, a Powerfull Holdings affiliated Company (“Licensee”), (together the “Parties”). The Parties intend there to be two phases of the License Agreement: Phase One and Phase Two. During Phase One, the Licensor shall provide test samples and validation data for market validation. Subject to Phase One producing satisfactory results, and proof of concept, the Parties will commence Phase Two.

 

For Phase One, the Licensee will pay the Licensor a minimum of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) as a Licensing and Technology Transfer Fee (the “Transfer Fee”) per application (AquaDx™, OrganaDx™, AeroDx™). These fees shall be credited towards Phase Two’s mandatory minimum payments. The Licensee shall pay the Transfer Fee within 10 business days of being provided with an invoice by the Licensor. However, should the Parties determine that the results of the activities of Phase One were not satisfactory to both parties, this Agreement shall terminate pursuant to Section 7.2(b).

 

In connection with the agreement referenced above, the licensor and licensee are currently still operating under Phase I and the company has not yet received adequate information to enter Phase II. MyDx has not yet received and has requested market feasibility, regulatory and other studies from Licensee as contemplated under the agreement and has requested the results of their Phase I findings to be delivered to Company on or before April 21, 2017. To the extent MyDx management is unable to receive satisfactory results and confirm proof of concept, MyDx has notified Licensee it will be difficult to continue under the current agreement and the parties are permitted to terminate for cause and defectiveness in the event the products do not pass tests for quality, reliability, efficacy, and marketability or if at the completion of Phase I, the results were not satisfactory and the concept was not proven.

 

Marketing and Advertising Advisory Services Agreement

 

On April 5, 2016, the Company entered into a Marketing and Advertising Advisory Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Growth Point Advisors, Ltd. (“Growth Point”) for Growth Point to provide a comprehensive marketing, advertising and branding campaign for the Greater China Region on behalf of the Company’s MyDx AquaDx sensor. The campaign shall include, but not be limited to, the development of both the front and back-end of an e-commerce web site targeting the Chinese audience as well as introductions to potential key personnel to launch and manage the campaign.

 

In consideration for the services described above, the Company shall pay Growth Point a monthly service fee of $30,000. Should the Company fail to pay the monthly service fee, Growth Point shall have the right to convert the monthly service fee into the Company’s common stock at a 50% discount of the lowest closing price of the Company’s common stock for the 15 trading days upon send notice of non-payment to the Company.

 

MyDx has disputed the balance of invoice due to Growth Point.

 

Resale Licensing Agreement

 

On October 4, 2016, the Company executed a Resale Licensing Agreement with ANP Technologies, Inc. (“ANP”) (the “Agreement”) that outlines the terms and conditions for a One-Time, Non-Exclusive Resale License to MyDx, Inc. for the sale of ANP’s ACE-III-C pesticide and toxic heavy metal Lateral Flow Assay detection test under MyDx, Inc.’s brand. The Agreement provides for the purchase and resale of 10,000 units as part of a Phase I validation of the product’s merchantability.

 

Litigation

 

In the normal course of business, the Company may be subject to other legal proceedings, lawsuits and other claims. Although the ultimate aggregate amount of probable monetary liability or financial impact with respect to these matters is subject to many uncertainties and is therefore not predictable with assurance, the Company’s management believes that any monetary liability or financial impact to the Company from these other matters, individually and in the aggregate, would not be material to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

 

However, there can be no assurance with respect to such result, and monetary liability or financial impact to the Company from these other matters could differ materially from those projected.