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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  



License Agreements




On August 20, 2007, the Company entered into a License Development and Commercialization Agreement with Wonpung Mulsan Co, a shareholder of the Company. Wonpung has exclusive territorial rights in countries it selects in Asia to market up to two drugs the Company is currently developing and a right of first refusal (ROFR) for up to an additional five drugs that the Company may develop in the future as defined in more detail in the license agreement. If the parties cannot agree to terms of a license agreement then the Company shall be able to engage in discussions with other potential licensors. As of March 2020, no discussions are active between the Company and Wonpung.


The Company received an upfront license fee of $1,500,000 and will earn royalties of up to 12% of net sales for up to two licensed products it is currently developing. The licensing terms for the ROFR products are subject to future negotiations and binding arbitration. The terms of each licensing agreement will expire on the earlier of any time from 15 years to 20 years after licensing or on the date of commercial availability of a generic product to such licensed product in the licensed territory.


Third Party Licensor


Based upon a prior acquisition, the Company assumed an obligation to pay a third party (Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi and Dr. Paolo Manfredi – see below): (A) royalty payments up to 2% on net sales of licensed products that are not sold by sublicensee and (B) on each and every sublicense earned royalty payment received by licensee from its sublicensee on sales of license product by sublicensee, the higher of (i) 20% of the royalties received by licensee; or (ii) up to 2% of net sales of sublicensee. The Company will also make milestone payments of up to $4 or $2 million, for the first commercial sale of product in the field that has a single active pharmaceutical ingredient, and for the first commercial sale of product in the field of product that has more than one active pharmaceutical ingredient, respectively. As of March 31, 2020, the Company has not generated any revenue related to this license agreement.


Inturrisi / Manfredi


In January 2018, we entered into an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (the Assignment Agreement) and License Agreement (the License Agreement and together with the Assignment Agreement, the Agreements) with Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi and Dr. Paolo Manfredi (collectively, the Licensor). Pursuant to the Agreements, Relmada assigned its existing rights, including patents and patent applications, to d-methadone in the context of psychiatric use (the Existing Invention) to Licensor. Licensor then granted Relmada under the License Agreement a perpetual, worldwide, and exclusive license to commercialize the Existing Invention and certain further inventions regarding d-methadone in the context of other indications such as those contemplated above. In consideration of the rights granted to Relmada under the License Agreement, Relmada paid the Licensor an upfront, non-refundable license fee of $180,000. Additionally, Relmada will pay Licensor $45,000 every three months until the earliest to occur of the following events: (i) the first commercial sale of a licensed product anywhere in the world, (ii) the expiration or invalidation of the last to expire or be invalidated of the patent rights anywhere in the world, or (iii) the termination of the License Agreement. Relmada will also pay Licensor tiered royalties with a maximum rate of 2%, decreasing to 1.75%, and 1.5% in certain circumstances, on net sales of licensed products covered under the License Agreement. Relmada will also pay Licensor tiered payments up to a maximum of 20%, and decreasing to 17.5%, and 15% in certain circumstances, of all consideration received by Relmada for sublicenses granted under the License Agreement.




From time to time, the Company may become involved in lawsuits and other legal proceedings that arise in the course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and it is not possible to predict the outcome of litigation with total confidence. The Company is currently not aware of any legal proceedings or potential claims against it whose outcome would be likely, individually or in the aggregate, to have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition, operating results, or cash flows.


Lawsuit Brought by Former Officer


On February 6, 2019, the Company entered into a settlement agreement in its previous dispute with Najib Babul, Relmada's former President. Babul relinquished his 303,392 shares in Relmada, signed a consulting contract and Relmada committed to a $500,000 initial payment and four subsequent payments of $250,000 on March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019. The Company recorded a loss on the settlement of $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2019.


Leases and Sublease


The Company's corporate headquarters are located at 880 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10022 pursuant to a lease agreement for a period of one year. As the Company's leases consist of one lease for their corporate headquarters, which is for a period of 12 months or less. In accordance with ASU 2016-02, Leases, the Company has elected the practical expedient and recognizes rent expense evenly over the 12 months. The monthly rent is approximately $13,800. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized lease expense of approximately $41,600 and $23,200, respectively.


On June 8, 2017, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated License Agreement with Actinium. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Actinium will continue to license the furniture, fixtures, equipment and tenant improvements located in the office (FFE) for a license fee of $7,529 per month until December 8, 2022. Actinium shall have at any time during the term of this agreement the right to purchase the FFE for $496,914, less any previously paid license fees. The license of FFE qualifies as a sales-type lease. At inception, the Company derecognized the underlying assets of $493,452, recognized discounted lease payments receivable of $397,049 using the discount rate of 8.38% and recognized loss on sales-type lease of fixed assets of $96,403. For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized lease income of approximately $4,900 and $6,300, respectively. As of March 31, 2020, the balance of unearned interest income was approximately $27,200.


Contractual Obligations


The following tables sets forth our contractual obligations for the next five years and thereafter:


    Total     Less than
1 year
    1 - 2
    3 - 5
    More than
5 years
Office lease   $ 122,590     $ 122,590     $     -     $     -     $     -  
Total obligations   $ 122,590     $ 122,590     $ -     $ -     $ -