Acquisition of patents
|9 Months Ended|
Feb. 28, 2015
|Acquisition of patents||
Note 10—Acquisition of patents
As discussed in Note 9 above, the Company consummated an asset purchase on October 16, 2012 and paid $3,500,000 for certain assets, including intellectual property, certain related licenses and sublicenses, FDA filings and various forms of the PRO 140 drug substance. The Company followed the guidance in Financial Accounting Standards Board Topic 805 to determine if the Company acquired a business. Based on the prescribed accounting, the Company acquired assets and not a business. As of February 28, 2015, the Company has recorded $3,500,000 of intangible assets in the form of patents. The Company estimates the patents have a remaining life of approximately eight years; however, it continues to explore ongoing opportunities to prolong the patent protection period.
As of the date of this filing, management cannot reasonably estimate the likelihood of paying the milestone payments and royalties described in Note 9 and, accordingly, as of February 28, 2015, the Company has not accrued any liabilities related to these contingent payments, as more fully described above in Note 9.
The following presents intangible assets activity:
Amortization expense related to patents was $87,500 and 262,500 for the three and nine month periods ended February 28, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The estimated aggregate future amortization expense related to the Company’s intangible assets with finite lives is estimated at approximately $350,000 per year for the next seven years and approximately $219,000 during the last year of their life.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef