Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

5. Commitments and Contingencies


License Obligation, Legal Expenses, and Manufacturing Agreements


The Company entered into an exclusive license agreement with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (“HJF”) in April 2009, as amended, pursuant to which it acquired exclusive marketing rights to GP2, the Company’s product candidate. In consideration for such licensed rights, the Company issued HJF 202,619 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $0.267 per share, which is amortized over 15 years at $3,607 per year. Pursuant to the exclusive license agreement, the Company is required to pay an annual maintenance fee, milestone payments and royalty payments based on sales of GP2 and to reimburse HJF for patent expenses related to GP2. The Company currently depends on third-party contract manufacturers for all required raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and finished product candidate for the Company’s clinical trials.


The Company paid HJF an aggregate total of $434,732 in July 2021 related to annual maintenance fees and reimbursement of patent expenses. Accounts payable includes accrued patent and license obligations to HJF, including accrued interest, plus accrued expenses for manufacturing of GP2 for the upcoming Phase III clinical trial, which total $220,845 as of December 31, 2021 and $710,971 as of December 31, 2020.



Legal Proceedings


From time to time, the Company may be involved in disputes, including litigation, relating to claims arising out of operations in the normal course of business. Any of these claims could subject the Company to costly legal expenses and, while management generally believes that there will be adequate insurance to cover different liabilities at such time the Company becomes a public company and commences clinical trials, the Company’s future insurance carriers may deny coverage or policy limits may be inadequate to fully satisfy any damage awards or settlements. If this were to happen, the payment of any such awards could have a material adverse effect on the results of operations and financial position. Additionally, any such claims, whether or not successful, could damage the Company’s reputation and business. The Company is currently not a party to any legal proceedings, the adverse outcome of which, in management’s opinion, individually or in the aggregate, could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial position.