Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]||
License Agreement with Noble Fiber Technologies, LLC
On July 15, 2011, the Company entered into a license agreement with Noble Fiber Technologies, LLC, whereby the Company has the exclusive right and license to manufacture and distribute “SilverSeal Hydrogel Wound Dressings” and “SilverSeal Hydrocolloid Wound Dressings”. The license is granted for ten years with an option to be extended for consecutive renewal periods of two years after the initial term. Royalties are to be paid equal to 9.75% of net sales of licensed products. Total royalties, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were nominal.
Litigation, Claims and Assessments
From time to time, the Company may become involved in lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business. The Company believes it has meritorious defenses against all pending claims and intends to vigorously pursue them. While it is not possible to predict or determine the outcomes of any pending actions, the Company believes the amount of liability, if any, with respect to such actions, would not materially affect its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
On February 22, 2018, a putative stockholder class action complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against the Company and each member of the Board, captioned Ronald Cresta, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. Alliqua BioMedical Inc., David Johnson, Joseph M. Leone, Gary Restani, Jeffrey Sklar and Mark Wagner. The complaint alleges, among other things, that the Company and the Board violated federal securities laws and regulations by soliciting stockholder votes in connection with the AST through a proxy statement that omits material facts necessary to make the statements therein not false or misleading. The complaint seeks, among other things, to enjoin the Company and the Board from conducting the stockholder vote on the AST unless and until the allegedly omitted material information is disclosed to the Company’s stockholders, damages allegedly suffered by the plaintiffs as a result of the asserted omissions, as well as related attorneys’ fees and expenses.
On April 4, 2018, the court approved the parties’ stipulation and proposed order to withdraw the motion for preliminary injunction and dismiss the action and the case was closed. The court retained jurisdiction of the action solely for determining any potential fee application if the parties are unable to reach agreement and a fee application becomes necessary.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef