Licenses and Collaborations
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11. Licenses and Collaborations
Emory University: Cocrystal Pharma has an exclusive license from Emory University for use of certain inventions and technology related to inhibitors of hepatitis C virus that were jointly developed by Emory and Cocrystal Pharma employees. The License Agreement is dated March 7, 2013 wherein Emory agrees to add to the Licensed Patents and Licensed Technology Emory’s rights to any patent, patent application, invention, or technology application that is based on technology disclosed within three (3) years of March 7, 2013. The agreement includes payments due to Emory ranging from $40,000 to $500,000 based on successful achievement of certain drug development milestones. Additionally, Cocrystal may have royalty payments at 3.5% of net sales due to Emory with a minimum in year one of $25,000 and increase to $400,000 in year five upon product commercialization. One of Cocrystal’s Directors, Dr. Raymond Schinazi, is also a faculty member at Emory University.
NIH: Cocrystal Pharma has two Public Health Biological Materials License Agreements with the NIH. The original License Agreements were dated August 31, 2010 and it was amended on November 6, 2013. The materials licensed are being used in Norovirus assays to screen potential antiviral agents in our library.
University of Pittsburgh and Emory University: Cocrystal Pharma assigned its patent rights to the patent titled “3’-AZIDO PURINENUCLEOTIDE PRODRUGS FOR TREATMENT OF VIRAL INFECTIONS” to University of Pittsburgh on November 21, 2015. This patent is jointly owned by Cocrystal Pharma, the University of Pittsburgh and Emory University. One of Cocrystal’s Directors, Dr. Raymond Schinazi, is also a faculty member at Emory University.
Duke University and Emory University: Cocrystal Pharma has entered an agreement to license various patents and know-how to use CRISPR/Cas9 technologies for developing a possible cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human papilloma virus (HPV). This license allows Cocrystal Pharma to develop and potentially commercialize a cure for HBV utilizing the underlying patents and technologies developed by the universities. This agreement includes a non-refundable $100,000 license fee payable to Duke upon a determination of rights letter from the U.S. Veterans Administration with respect to patents and know-how that disclaims any ownership interest. Future royalties may be payable to Duke, ranging from 2-5% of net sales depending on achieving certain sales milestones, if commercial products are developed using this know-how. One of Cocrystal’s Directors, Dr. Raymond Schinazi, is also a faculty member at Emory University.
The entire disclosure for collaborative arrangements in which the entity is a participant, including a) information about the nature and purpose of such arrangements; b) its rights and obligations thereunder; c) the accounting policy for collaborative arrangements; and d) the income statement classification and amounts attributable to transactions arising from the collaborative arrangement between participants.
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