Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Licenses and Collaborations

Licenses and Collaborations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Licenses and Collaborations

11. Licenses and Collaborations


Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.


On January 2, 2019, the Company entered into an Exclusive License and Research Collaboration Agreement (the “Collaboration Agreement”) with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“Merck”) to discover and develop certain proprietary influenza A/B antiviral agents. Under the terms of the Collaboration Agreement, Merck will fund research and development for the program, including clinical development, and will be responsible for worldwide commercialization of any products derived from the collaboration. Cocrystal received an upfront payment of $4 million and is eligible to receive payments related to designated development, regulatory and sales milestones with the potential to earn up to $156,000,000, as well as royalties on product sales. Merck can terminate the Collaboration Agreement at any time prior to the first commercial sale of the first product developed under the Collaboration Agreement, in its sole discretion, without cause. The Company continues working with Merck under this Collaboration Agreement.


During the year ended December 31, 2019 the Company recognized revenue of $4,368,000 as consideration in exchange for conveyance of intellectual property rights at the signing of the agreement, $1,838,000 for research and development activities related to its influenza A/B program and $358,000 for program expense reimbursements.


The company recognized revenue for the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 were $6,564,000 and $0, respectively. As of December 31, 2019, accounts receivable of $644,000 was due from Merck.


Kansas State University Research Foundation


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 antiviral compounds 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.