Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

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RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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NOTE 13 – RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had reimbursable travel, compensation and other related expenses due related parties of $154,500 and $39,674, respectively.

 

On November 1, 2017, in connection with Mr. Filler joining the Company’s Board of Directors, the Company entered into a Master Services Agreement with 3LP Advisors LLC (d/b/a Sherpa Technology Group) (“Sherpa”) and an initial statement of work (the “SOW”), pursuant to which Sherpa will develop, execute and expand the Company’s intellectual property strategy over the course of the next approximately 18 months by evaluating the business and technology landscape in which the Company operates, and charting and executing a strategy of patent filing and licensing. In connection with the SOW, the Company paid Sherpa fee of (i) $200,000 in cash, of which $25,000 was paid on January 1, 2018, with the remainder to be paid upon completion of certain objectives, and (ii) a ten-year option to purchase up to 120,000 of the Company’s common stock at an exercise of $3.75 per share of common stock, of which 60,000 options vest immediately and 60,000 options were performance conditioned and subsequently vested.  Mr. Filler is the general counsel and partner of Sherpa. 

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company paid Sherpa $67,500 and $221,863 as patent costs, consulting fees and expense reimbursements. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company paid Sherpa $75,000 and $225,000 as patent costs, consulting fees and expense reimbursements. As of September 30, 2020, and December 31, 2019, there was an unpaid balance of $22,500 and $27,623, respectively.

 

On March 30, 2020, the Company’s subsidiary, ViralClear entered into an engagement agreement with Weild & Co, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer controlled by a member of the Company’s board of directors to act as ViralClear’s non-exclusive agent to provide investment banking and financial advisory services to assist ViralClear in a potential financing transaction for an initial term of 9 months.

 

In connection with the engagement agreement, ViralClear agreed to pay Weild & Co a 5% cash and a 5% warrant or other securities of the aggregate subscriptions placed by Weild & Co. No costs have been incurred as of the date of this filing. No cash or warrant fees have been paid under this agreement.

 

As described in Notes 1 and 11 above, on March 24, 2020, ViralClear entered into the Asset Purchase Agreement with Trek Therapeutics, PBC, an entity controlled by a member of the Company’s board of directors.  Pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, Trek sold to ViralClear all right, title and interest of Trek and its affiliates to certain assets. As consideration for the Purchased Assets, ViralClear agreed to pay Trek in upfront and milestone payments a combination of cash, shares of ViralClear’s common stock.