Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
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 , 2018, 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.
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.
On February 8, 2017, MyDx, Inc. entered into an option agreement (the "Option Agreement') with the Torque Research & Development, Inc. ("TRD"). The Option Agreement provides MyDx with the exclusive right to license two patent pending inventions (the "TRD Inventions"), and requires MyDx to make annual payments to TRD as well as royalty payments on any products that are commercialized which are based on the TRD Inventions. MyDx's rights under the Option Agreement require customary measures of performance on the part of MyDx in terms of patent cost maintenance and other payments of costs associated with the TRD Inventions. With respect to the Option Agreement, MyDx rights are broad in terms of the potential access MyDx has to use the TRD Inventions in products, and services and many of the key economic terms of a future license, should MyDx exercise its rights under the Option Agreement, are agreed to in the Option Agreement.
In addition to the Option Agreement with the TRD, on February 8, 2017, MyDx has entered into a research and development agreement (the "RD Agreement") with TRD for the Project titled "Manufacturable, Medical Grade Smart Vape Devices and Related Medical Software Applications for Prescribers, Administrators and Patient Applications." The RD Agreement allows MyDx to fund research based on the TRD Inventions with a three year budget of $280,371 and a deferred payment of $75,000 within ninety days of the Effective Date. The RD Agreement provides MyDx with an exclusive right to license all technology that is discovered from the monies funded to TRD through the RD Agreement (the "Derivative IP"). To the extent that MyDx exercises its rights under the RD Agreement, MyDx will be required to make customary annual payments to TRD, who shall be the owners of any Derivative IP, as well as royalty payments as any commercialization of such Derivative IP occurs. TRD may elect to accept payment in whole or in part in cash or the companies restricted common stock priced at the Effective Date. During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company agreed to eventually convert the vendor liability into 45,355 Series B Preferred shares. In connection with this transaction the Company recorded a loss on settlement of vendor liability of $7,369,504.
On January 26, 2018 the Company entered into a joint venture with Ganja Gold to form "NewCo". With the formation of NewCo, the intent is for the Parties to manufacture and distribute a new premium line of physiological based Vape formulations under Ganja Gold Vape Brand ("GGV Brand"). The GGV Brand will be powered by MYDX data and formulations utilizing the Eco Smart Pen Device under an exclusive license of MYDX Power Formulations. MyDx will have the option to acquire 50% of NewCo. There was no activity in this joint venture during the year ended December 31, 2018.
License and Distribution Agreement
On June 12, 2017, MyDx, Inc. (the "Company" or "Licensor") entered into a license and services agreement (the "License Agreement") with Black Swan, LLC (the "Licensee"). The Licensor agrees to grant to the Licensee the Access License which shall consist of:
The Licensor will provide the Product Services which shall consist of:
The term of this Agreement shall be three (3) years. Licensor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate this Agreement if Licensee does not order and pay for at least 6,000 Cartridges every six months at a cost of $2.49 per Cartridge ($14,940 in total every six months).
On April 26, 2018, MyDx, Inc. (the "Company" or "Licensor") entered into a license and services agreement (the "License Agreement") with Humanity Holdings (the "Licensee"). The Licensor agrees to grant to the Licensee access to the MyDx360 platform. The Licensor agrees to issue the Licensee $25,000 of shares on the 45th day anniversary of this agreement. These shares will vest with achievement-based milestones. As of the date of this filing no milestones were reached therefore no shares were issued. The Licensee will pay a support and service fee equal to 20% of net sales and a royalty of 30% of net sales. The term of this Agreement shall be two (2) years.
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.
On May 16, 2017, the Company terminated its Marketing and Advertising Advisory Services Agreement with Growth Point Advisors, Ltd. ("Growth Point") entered into in April 2016. Growth Point had been expected to provide a comprehensive marketing, advertising and branding campaign for the Greater China Region on behalf of the Company's MyDx AquaDx sensor. Growth Point failed to satisfy the agreed upon deliverables as stated in the agreement. As of the date of this filing the Company has not received communication from Growth Point.
On February 17, 2017 MyDx and Libre Design, LLC ("LDL") entered into a twelve (12) month Research, Branding, Advertising and Marketing Services Agreement ("Agency Agreement"). The Company agreed to pay deferred cash compensation as follows of three thousand dollars ($3,000) upon execution and one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) per month for a subsequent eleven (11) payments thereafter on or before the first (1st) of each month. In addition, Agency is entitled to receive sixty seven million shares of restricted common stock at a closing market price equal to $0.0011.
On March 1st and 15th, 2017, MyDx, Inc. received a payment demand for the initial and subsequent payment of $50,000 and $25,000 per month respectively, exclusive of costs and other fees, due and owing under the BCI Advisors, LLC ("BCI") advisory services agreement (the "Advisory Services Agreement"). The Company elected in lieu of cash to pay in unrestricted common stock, registered in form S-8. The Company made an initial payment of seventy five million shares in partial satisfaction of the amount due and owing that does not exceed the Company's obligations under the Advisory Services Agreement to restrict BCI's beneficial ownership to 4.99%. During the year ended December 31, 2018 this agreement was canceled and the Company agreed to eventually convert the vendor liability into 38,272 Series B Preferred shares. In connection with this transaction the Company recorded a loss on settlement of vendor liability of $2,884,074.
On November 3, 2017 the Company and Phylos Bioscience, Inc. ("Phylos") entered into a License, Co-Marketing, and Data Sharing Agreement (the "Phylos Agreement"). Pursuant to the Phylos Agreement, the Company and Phylos each granted a non-exclusive license to the other party to access their data and use their trademarks and logo on marketing materials. Neither party paid cash or issued shares in connection with the Phylos Agreement. The license was the consideration given by each party. The term of the Phylos Agreement is five (5) years.
On February 1, 2018 MyDx and Erai Beckmann entered into a twelve (12) month Research, Manufacturing, Advertising and Marketing Services Agreement. The Company agrees to pay $15,000 in restricted common stock on the first day of each quarter. In addition, Erai Beckmann is entitled to 2,500,000 of the Company's common stock on the 60th day anniversary of this agreement.
In the ordinary course of business, we are subject to claims and litigation, including claims that we infringe third party patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. Although we believe it is unlikely that any current claims or actions will have a material adverse impact on our operating results or our financial position, given the uncertainty of litigation, we cannot be certain of this. Moreover, the defense of claims or actions against us, even if not meritorious, could result in the expenditure of significant financial and managerial resources.
Our involvement in any patent dispute, other intellectual property dispute or action to protect trade secrets and know-how could result in a material adverse effect on our business. Adverse determinations in current litigation or any other litigation in which we may become involved and regulatory non-compliance, including with respect to export regulations, could subject us to significant liabilities to third parties or government agencies, require us to grant licenses to or seek licenses from third parties and prevent us from manufacturing and selling our products. Any of these situations could have a material adverse effect on our business.
Lawsuit Against Jerome Dewald and Skip Sanzeri
As previously disclosed, in July 2017, the Company and its CEO (collectively, the "Plaintiffs") filed a lawsuit against Jerome Dewald and Skip Sanzeri. On or about July 9, 2018, the Company settled with Mr. Dewald and has dismissed the matter with prejudice as to Mr. Dewald. On or about July 25, 2018, the Company settled with Mr. Sanzeri, which settlement calls for settlement payments of $1,000 per month over the course of five months, after which the Company will dismiss the matter as to Mr. Sanzeri and fully dispose of the lawsuit. As of December 31, 2018, all five $1,000 payments had been made to the Company and the matter had not yet been dismissed.
Lawsuit Against Bright Light Marketing, Inc.
On March 10, 2017, the Company and Bright Light Marketing, Inc. ("BLM") entered into a Settlement Agreement (the "BLM Settlement"). Pursuant to the BLM Settlement, BLM was to pay the Company a total of $217,500 over the twelve (12) months following March 13, 2017. BLM's first payment of $100,000 was due within thirty (30) business days of the signing of the BLM Settlement. BLM was then to pay the Company $10,000 per month on the first day of the next eleven (11) months and the final payment of $7,500 was due on March 1, 2018.
As of January 22, 2018, BLM had not made any payments to the Company pursuant to the BLM Settlement. On that date, the Company filed a complaint in Superior Court of California against BLM to enforce the BLM Settlement amount of $217,500 and to collect interest at the default rate of $47.67 per day. In addition, the Company is seeking court costs and attorney's fees. BLM answered the complaint on March 12, 2018. The initial case management conference was in May 2018. Defendant did not make an apperance and the court set a continued case management conference for July 24, 2018, where the court struck the answer for BLM. The court set trial for May 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and required MyDx's counsel to reach out to defendant for settlement purposes.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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