|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
Note 5 – Licenses, Net
In December 2020, the Company renewed its global non-exclusive master reseller agreement (MRA) for certain smart glasses software under which it committed to sell a minimum number of new software licenses in 2021, as well as the unsold remainder from 2020. The amount capitalized, included in current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, will be expensed to cost of sales - products sold during the period based upon actual software licenses sold, with any of the remaining prepaid licenses expensed at the end of the term of the MRA.
The Company acquired two licenses in 2017. The first related to the renegotiation of an existing license at a cost of $114,967, which resulted in lower royalty rates being paid by the Company over the next 10 years. This license went into effect as of January 1, 2018. The second license was a result of the Company entering into a Technology Purchase and Royalty Agreement where it acquired all the seller’s right, title and interest in certain Transferred Intellectual Property (IP). Pursuant to the agreement, the Company paid approximately $75,702 as reimbursement of related patent application costs incurred by the seller to date, which are included in Patents and Trademarks. The Company also issued 25,000 shares of common stock, valued at $128,750, upon the original closing in October 2017 and agreed to certain further share issuances of 75,000 shares based upon the achievement of certain development milestones as well as per unit royalties once the technology was commercialized for the life of the related patents. In June 2021, the Company assumed or purchased outright the obligations for ongoing royalties under the original license agreement and certain other intellectual property rights in connection with consulting services by the original seller in exchange for the issuance of 75,000 shares with an assigned market value of $18.73 per share or a total of $1,404,750. The underlying technology is not yet ready for commercialization, but the Company intends to proceed with further research and development work relating to such underlying technology.