COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Note 17 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
On March 9, 2016, the Company entered into a lease amendment and expansion agreement, whereby the Company agreed to lease office space in Anaheim, California, commencing July 1, 2016 and expiring on June 30, 2019.
Rent expense charged to operations, which differs from rent paid due to rent credits and to increasing amounts of base rent, is calculated by allocating total rental payments on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. During the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, rent expense was $40,736 and $17,044.
As of December 31, 2016, future minimum lease payments for office space are as follows:
Alpine Creek Capital Partners LLC
On December 10, 2015. The Company entered into a royalty agreement with Alpine Creek Capital Partners LLC ("Alpine Creek"). The Company is in the business of selling a distinct implementation of the BioCorRx Recovery Program, a two-tiered comprehensive MAT program, which includes a counseling program, coupled with its proprietary Naltrexone Implant (the "Treatment").
In accordance with the terms and provisions of the agreement, Alpine Creek will pay the Company an aggregate of $405,000 , payable as follows: (a) a deposit in the amount of $55,000, which Alpine Creek paid to the Company on November 20, 2015, (b) cancellation of that certain secured promissory note, dated October 19, 2015, issued by the Company to Alpine Creek in the aggregate principal amount of $55,000 and (c) within two (2) business days from the effective date, Alpine Creek will pay $295,000 to the Company.
In consideration for the payment, with the exception of treatments conducted in certain territories, the Company will pay Alpine Creek fifty percent (50%) of the Company's gross profit for each Treatment sold in the United States that includes procurement of the Company's implant product until the Company has paid Alpine Creek $1,215,000. In the event that the Company has not paid Alpine Creek $1,215,000 within 24 months of the Effective Date, then the Company shall continue to pay Alpine Creek fifty percent (50%) for each Treatment following the Effective Date until the Company has paid Alpine Creek an aggregate of $1,620,000, with the exception of treatments conducted in certain territories. Upon the Company's satisfaction of these obligations, the Company shall pay Alpine Creek $100 for each treatment sold in the United States that includes procurement of the Company's implant product, into perpetuity.
On July 28, 2016, the Company and Therakine, Ltd. entered into a Development, Commercialization and License Agreement. Pursuant to the Agreement, Therakine granted the Company an exclusive license 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 Company's last valid claim to Therakine's 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 an aggregate payments 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, 2016, the Company has paid an aggregate of $250,000, of which $75,000 is held in escrow with certain drug levels are met. (See Note 5)
In 2016, the Company transferred the rights under the Therakine, Ltd contract to BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of the Company.
Employment and consulting agreements
On September 1, 2015, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Kent Emry for the full time position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company for 12 months with automatic renewals. Compensation at $75,000 per annum (See Note 14). In 2016, Mr. Emry resigned as Chief Executive Officer.
Lourdes Felix, Chief Financial Officer and Brady Granier, Chief Operating Officer of the Company, entered into Executive Service Agreements with the Company on February 28, 2013 and October 16, 2013, respectively (the "Executive Agreements").
Neil Muller, Ex-President of the Company, entered into an Executive Service Agreement with the Company on February 28, 2013 for 12 months with automatic renewals. Effective September 1, 2015, Mr. Muller resigned from his post as President.
The Executive Agreements provided, among other things, (i) the remuneration to be received in exchange for services provided to the Company; (ii) a general description of the services to be provided to the Company; and (iii) other obligations, terms, and conditions relating to the professional relationship between Felix and Granier, as applicable, and the Company.
On June 30, 2014, each of Felix and Granier entered into an amendment to the Executive Agreements (the "Amendments"), which provide that each of Felix and Granier shall receive three percent (3%) of the Company's gross margin of sales of then-current healthcare products, devices and/or modifications thereto thereafter for a period of fifteen years following the Termination Date, as defined in the Executive Agreements. The Amendments were approved by the unanimous consent of the disinterested directors of the Company in accordance with the requirements of the Nevada Revised Statutes. As of December 31, 2016 and 2015, $-0- and $81,189 was paid in connection with this agreement.
On March 7, 2016, Jeffery D. Segal, A Professional Corporation ("Segal") filed a complaint against the Company alleging failure to pay for legal services rendered in aggregate of $59,174 with the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.
In March 2017, the Company entered into a settlement agreement to pay the plaintiff and did pay $65,000 in full settlement. The Company has accrued the $65,000 for the year ended December 31, 2016.
The Company is subject at times to other legal proceedings and claims, which arise in the ordinary course of its business. Although occasional adverse decisions or settlements may occur, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters should not have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations or liquidity. There was no other outstanding litigation as of December 31, 2016.
Uncertain Tax Positions
The Company uses a number of independent contractors in our operations in which it does not pay or withhold any federal, state or provincial employment tax. There are a number of different tests used in determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor and such tests generally take into account multiple factors. There can be no assurance that legislative, judicial or regulatory (including tax) authorities will not introduce proposals or assert interpretations of existing rules and regulations that would change, or at least challenge, the classification of our independent contractors. As of December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company has reviewed the various independent contractor relationships and has determined to not accrue any additional liabilities related to the above contingency.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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