Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Investment in Phusion Laboratories LLC

Investment in Phusion Laboratories LLC
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates, Schedule of Investments [Abstract]  
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Note 3 – Investment in Phusion Laboratories, LLC.

On March 22, 2010, the Company, PSI Parent, PSI and the Joint Venture entered into the LLC Agreement of the Joint Venture and additional related agreements for the purpose of developing and commercializing, for worldwide distribution and sale, a wide range of non-prescription remedies using PSI Parent’s proprietary patented TPM.

In connection with the LLC Agreement, PSI Parent granted to us, pursuant to the terms of a License Agreement, dated March 22, 2010 (the “Original License Agreement”), (i) an exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide (subject to certain limitations), paid-up license to exploit OTC drugs and certain other products that embody certain of PSI Parent’s TPM-related patents and related know-how (collectively, the “PSI Technology”) and (ii) a non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide (subject to certain limitations), paid-up license to exploit certain compounds that embody the PSI Technology for use in a product combining one or more of such compounds with an OTC drug or in a product that is part of a regimen that includes the application of an OTC drug.

Pursuant to the Original License Agreement, we issued 1,440,000 shares of our Common Stock having an aggregate value of approximately $2.6 million to PSI Parent (such shares, the “PSI Shares”), and made a one-time payment to PSI Parent of $1.0 million.  PSI Parent has agreed, pursuant to a Share Transfer Restriction Agreement, dated March 22, 2010 (the “Share Transfer Restriction Agreement”), between us and PSI Parent, that, with certain exceptions, it will not sell or otherwise dispose of any of the PSI Shares prior to June 1, 2012.  The PSI Shares were issued pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act, by virtue of Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and by virtue of Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act.  Such sale and issuance did not involve any public offering and was made without general solicitation or advertising.  Additionally, PSI Parent represented to us, among other things, that PSI Parent is not a US Person (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), that PSI Parent is an accredited investor with access to all relevant information necessary to evaluate its investment and that the PSI Shares were being acquired for investment purposes only.

In accordance with a Contribution Agreement, dated March 22, 2010 (the “Contribution Agreement”), by and among us, PSI Parent, PSI, and the Joint Venture, we transferred, conveyed and assigned to the Joint Venture all of our rights, title and interest in, to and under the Original License Agreement, and the Joint Venture assumed, and undertook to pay, discharge and perform when due, all of our liabilities and obligations under and arising pursuant to the Original License Agreement (such actions, collectively, the “Assignment and Assumption”).

Pursuant to the Contribution Agreement and in order to reflect the Assignment and Assumption, we, PSI Parent and the Joint Venture entered into an Amended and Restated License Agreement, dated March 22, 2010 (the “Amended License Agreement”), which amends and restates the Original License Agreement to reflect that the Joint Venture is the licensee thereunder and which otherwise contains substantially the same terms as the Original License Agreement.  The Joint Venture has the right to grant one or more sub-licenses of the rights granted under the Amended License Agreement to one or more third parties for reasonable consideration in any part of the applicable territory.  The Amended License Agreement provides that PSI Parent shall not, directly or through third parties, exploit the covered intellectual property during the term thereof, subject to certain limitations.  The Amended License Agreement will remain in effect until the expiration of the last to expire of the patents included within the PSI Technology or any extensions thereof.  Either party may terminate the Amended License Agreement upon written notice to the other party in the event of certain events involving bankruptcy or insolvency.  The Amended License Agreement also contains, among other things, provisions concerning the treatment of confidential information, the ownership of intellectual property and indemnification obligations.

Pursuant to the LLC Agreement, we and PSI each own a 50% membership interest in the Joint Venture.  PSI Parent will conduct and oversee much of the product development, formulation, testing and other research and development needed by the Joint Venture, and we will oversee much of the production, distribution, sales and marketing.  The LLC Agreement provides that each member may be required, from time to time and subject to certain limitations, to make capital contributions to the Joint Venture to fund its operations, in accordance with agreed upon budgets for products to be developed.  Specifically we contributed in Fiscal 2010 $500,000 in cash as initial capital and we are committed to fund up to $2.0 million, subject to agreed upon budgets (which have not been established to date), toward the initial development and marketing costs of new products for the Joint Venture.  The newly formed Joint Venture has not engaged in any financial transactions, other than organizational expenses and general market and product analysis.  At June 30, 2011, cash and equivalents includes $425,000 which is expected to be used by the Joint Venture to fund future product development initiatives currently under consideration by PSI Parent, PSI and us.

The Joint Venture is managed by a four-person Board of Managers, with two managers appointed by each member.  The LLC Agreement contains other normally found terms in such arrangements, including provisions relating to governance of the Joint Venture, indemnification obligations of the Joint Venture, allocation of profits and losses, the distribution of funds to the members and restrictions on transfer of a member’s interest.
Our initial determination is that the Joint Venture qualifies as a VIE and that we are the primary beneficiary.  As a consequence, we have consolidated the Joint Venture financial statements beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  Since inception and including the six months ended June 30, 2011, the newly formed Joint Venture has not engaged in any financial transactions, other than certain organizational expenses and general market and product analysis, as formal operations are not expected to commence until later in Fiscal 2011.  Furthermore, the liabilities and other obligations incurred, if any, by the Joint Venture is without recourse to us and do not create a claim on our general assets.  At June 30, 2011, we have recorded the $3.6 million payment representing the estimated fair value to acquire the product license as an intangible asset.   We currently estimate the expected useful life of the product license to be approximately 11 years which we will begin amortizing the cost of intangible asset once production commercialization is completed with PSI Parent and the OTC drug products begin to ship to our retail customers.  As of June 30, 2011, we have not established a formal commercialization program timeline for any specific OTC drug covered under the product license but we do not project that any OTC drug products will be available for shipment within the next twelve months.