Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
The Company enters various license, research collaboration and development agreements which provide for payments to the Company for government grants, fees, cost reimbursements typically with a markup, technology transfer and license fees, and royalty payments on sales.
The Company has two license agreements with the Regents of the University of California to maintain exclusive rights to certain patents. Pursuant to those license agreements, the Company is required to pay 1% of net sales of products sold to entities other than the U.S. government and, in the event of a sub-license, the Company will owe 21% of license fees and must pass through 1% of the sub-licensee’s net sales of products sold to entities other than the U.S. government. The agreements also stipulate minimum annual royalties of $50.
In connection with acquisition of Equipois, the Company assumed the rights and obligations of Equipois under a license agreement with the developer of certain intellectual property related to mechanical balance and support arm technologies, which grants the Company an exclusive license with respect to the technology and patent rights for certain fields of use. Pursuant to the terms of the license agreement, the Company will be required to pay the developer a single-digit royalty on net receipts, subject to a $50 annual minimum royalty requirement.
In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to various legal matters. In the opinion of management, the resolution of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef