Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2020


Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38418   35-2528215

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


19805 N. Creek Parkway

Bothell, WA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (786) 459-1831



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.):


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   COCP   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(The Nasdaq Capital Market)






Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On February 18, 2020, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a License Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Kansas State University Research Foundation (the “Foundation”) effective February 12, 2020.


Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Foundation granted the Company an exclusive for human use a royalty bearing license to practice under certain patent rights, including a patent and a patent application covering antivirals against coronaviruses and norovirus, and related know-how, to make and sell therapeutic, diagnostic and prophylactic products.


The Company agreed to pay the Foundation a one-time non-refundable license initiation fee in the amount of $80,000 and an annual license maintenance fee in the amount of $20,000 per year, and agreed to reimburse the Foundation for third party expenses associated with the filing, prosecution and maintenance of the patent rights in question. The Company also agreed to make certain future milestone payments up to $3.1 million, dependent upon the progress of clinical trials, regulatory approvals, and initiation of commercial sales in the United States and certain countries outside the United States.


The Agreement will remain in effect until the expiration of the patent rights covered by the Agreement, unless earlier terminated pursuant to customary terms.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
Date: February 24, 2020 By: /s/ James Martin
  Name: James Martin
  Title: Chief Financial Officer