INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/ LICENSING RIGHTS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Note 5 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/ LICENSING RIGHTS||
On June 30, 2015, the Company acquired the complete rights, title and interest in the Naltrexone Implant Formulation used specifically in the BioCorRx Recovery Program for an aggregate purchase price of $1,132,000 comprised of an obligation to pay $1,000,000 over 14 months starting October 1, 2015 and 3,000,000 of the Companys common stock at the market value of $0.044 per share as of the date of the agreement. The Company estimated a useful life of 10 years.
On March 31, 2016, the parties agreed to terminate the above described acquisition and to cancel any and all obligations assumed under the agreement. In connection with the cancellation, the Company recorded a loss on termination of licensing agreement of $132,804.
On January 26, 2016, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire intellectual and contractual rights for all of North America with the option for Central and South America for Naltrexone Implants formulas created by the Seller for 24 months upon receipt of the intellectual property for a fee of $55,648. The Company, within the first 12 months has the right to purchase perpetual rights for above territories for a one-time fee, financed over 5 years. The rights are amortized over the 24 month contract life. Amortization charged to operations amounted to $27,767 and $25,918, as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
On July 28, 2016, the Company and Therakine, Ltd., an Irish private company limited by shares (Therakine), entered into a Development, Commercialization and License Agreement (the Agreement). Therakine has know-how and patents related to sustained release drug delivery technology (the Technology). Pursuant to the Agreement, Therakine granted the Company an exclusive license to utilize the Technology in developing injectable naltrexone products to treat patients suffering addiction to opioids, methamphetamines, cocaine, or alcohol. The Company is permitted to sell on a worldwide basis the products that utilize the Technology. The Agreement expires when the Companys last valid claim to Therakines patents expires. Upon expiration of the Agreement, the licenses granted will become irrevocable and fully paid up.
The Company agreed to pay, in return for the license to the Technology, up to $2,750,000 in milestone payments and royalties ranging from 5% to 12% of net sales of products that use the Technology with aggregate payments per year of not less than $250,000. The Company is also required to pay a percentage of any sublicense income it receives related to products that use the Technology. In the event Therakine enters into a license agreement with a third party for products unrelated to injectable naltrexone that use the Technology, Therakine will pay the Company a percentage of its income from these products. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company has paid an aggregate of $250,000 of which $75,000 was held in escrow until certain drug levels are met at December 31, 2017.
In 2016, the Company assigned and Therakine agreed to assign the rights under the Therakine Agreement, to BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Company majority owned subsidiary.
Amortization expense charged to operations amounted to $27,767 and $25,918 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Estimated future amortization expense as of December 31, 2017 is as follows:
Disclosure of accounting policy for revenue recognition for licensing fees, which is consideration paid to the entity (licensor) by another party for the right to use, but not own, certain of the entity's intangible assets. Licensing arrangements include, but are not limited to, rights to use a patent, copyright, technology, manufacturing process, or trademark.
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