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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  



License Agreements




On August 20, 2007, the Company entered into a License Development and Commercialization Agreement with Wonpung Mulsan Co, a shareholder of the Company. Wonpung has exclusive territorial rights in countries it selects in Asia to market up to two drugs the Company is currently developing and a right of first refusal (“ROFR”) for up to an additional five drugs that the Company may develop in the future as defined in more detail in the license agreement. If the parties cannot agree to terms of a license agreement then the Company shall be able to engage in discussions with other potential licensors. As of November 12, 2021, no discussions are active between the Company and Wonpung.


The Company received an upfront license fee of $1,500,000 and will earn royalties of up to 12% of net sales for up to two licensed products it is currently developing. The licensing terms for the ROFR products are subject to future negotiations and binding arbitration. The terms of each licensing agreement will expire on the earlier of any time from 15 years to 20 years after licensing or on the date of commercial availability of a generic product to such licensed product in the licensed territory.


Third Party Licensor


Based upon a prior acquisition, the Company assumed an obligation to pay third parties (Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi and Dr. Paolo Manfredi – see below): (A) royalty payments up to 2% on net sales of licensed products that are not sold by sublicensee and (B) on each and every sublicense earned royalty payment received by licensee from its sublicensee on sales of license product by sublicensee, the higher of (i) 20% of the royalties received by licensee; or (ii) up to 2% of net sales of sublicensee. The Company will also make milestone payments of up to $4 or $2 million, for the first commercial sale of product in the field that has a single active pharmaceutical ingredient, and for the first commercial sale of product in the field of product that has more than one active pharmaceutical ingredient, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, the Company has not generated any revenue related to this license agreement.


Inturrisi / Manfredi


In January 2018, we entered into an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (the Assignment Agreement) and License Agreement (the License Agreement and together with the Assignment Agreement, the Agreements) with Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi and Dr. Paolo Manfredi (collectively, the Licensor). Pursuant to the Agreements, Relmada assigned its existing rights, including patents and patent applications, to d-methadone in the context of psychiatric use (the Existing Invention) to Licensor. Licensor then granted Relmada under the License Agreement a perpetual, worldwide, and exclusive license to commercialize the Existing Invention and certain further inventions regarding d-methadone. In consideration of the rights granted to Relmada under the License Agreement, Relmada paid the Licensor an upfront, non-refundable license fee of $180,000. Additionally, Relmada will pay Licensor $45,000 every three months until the earliest to occur of the following events: (i) the first commercial sale of a licensed product anywhere in the world, (ii) the expiration or invalidation of the last to expire or be invalidated of the patent rights anywhere in the world, or (iii) the termination of the License Agreement. Relmada will also pay Licensor tiered royalties with a maximum rate of 2%, decreasing to 1.75%, and 1.5% in certain circumstances, on net sales of licensed products covered under the License Agreement. Relmada will also pay Licensor tiered payments up to a maximum of 20%, and decreasing to 17.5%, and 15% in certain circumstances, of all consideration received by Relmada for sublicenses granted under the License Agreement. As of September 30, 2021, no events have occurred, and the Company continues to pay Licensor $45,000 every three months.


Arbormentis, LLC


On July 16, 2021, the Company entered into a License Agreement with Arbormentis, LLC, a privately held Delaware limited liability company, by which the Company acquired development and commercial rights to a novel psilocybin and derivate program from Arbormentis, LLC, worldwide excluding the countries of Asia.  The Company will collaborate with Arbormentis, LLC on the development of new therapies targeting neurological and psychiatric disorders, leveraging its understanding of neuroplasticity, and focusing on this emerging new class of drugs targeting the neuroplastogen mechanism of action. Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Company paid Arbormentis, LLC an upfront fee of $12.7 million, consisting of a mix of cash and warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock, in addition to potential milestone payments totaling up to approximately $160 million related to pre-specified development and commercialization milestones. Arbormentis, LLC is also eligible to receive a low single digit royalty on net sales of any commercialized therapy resulting from this agreement. The license agreement is terminable by the Company but is perpetual and not terminable by the licensor absent material breach of its terms by the Company.


The new licensed program stems from an international collaboration among U.S., European and Swiss scientists that has focused on the discovery and development of compounds that may promote neural plasticity.  Dr. Paolo Manfredi, Relmada’s Acting Chief Scientific Officer and co-inventor of REL-1017, and Dr. Marco Pappagallo, Relmada’ s Acting Chief Medical Officer, are among the scientists affiliated with Arbormentis, LLC.




From time to time, the Company may become involved in lawsuits and other legal proceedings that arise in the course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and it is not possible to predict the outcome of litigation with total confidence. The Company is currently not aware of any legal proceedings or potential claims against it whose outcome would be likely, individually or in the aggregate, to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, operating results, or cash flows.


Lawsuit Brought by Previous Employee


On July 15, 2020, an employee of the Company filed a Complaint alleging unequal pay based on gender and other employment-based claims. On April 9, 2021, the Company settled this Complaint for an amount immaterial to the consolidated financial statements.


Leases and Sublease


On August 1, 2021, the Company relocated its corporate headquarters to 2222 Ponce de Leon, Floor 3, Coral Gables, FL 33134, pursuant to a lease agreement for a period of 4 months. The Company’s previous lease at 880 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022 was terminated as of July 31, 2021. In accordance with ASC 842, Leases, the Company has elected the practical expedient and recognizes rent expense evenly over the 5 months. The monthly rent is approximately $11,000. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized lease expense of approximately $87,100 and $124,400, respectively.


On June 8, 2017, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated License Agreement with Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Actinium will continue to license the furniture, fixtures, equipment and tenant improvements located in its office (“FFE”) for a license fee of $7,529 per month until December 8, 2022. Actinium shall have at any time during the term of this agreement the right to purchase the FFE for $496,914, less any previously paid license fees. The license of FFE qualifies as a sales-type lease. At inception, the Company derecognized the underlying assets of $493,452, recognized discounted lease payments receivable of $397,049 using the discount rate of 8.38% and recognized loss on sales-type lease of fixed assets of $96,403. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company recognized lease income of approximately $8,800 and $13,500, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, the balance of unearned interest income was approximately $6,100.


Contractual Obligations


The following tables sets forth our contractual obligations for the next five years and thereafter:


    Total     Less than
1 year
    1 - 2
    3 - 5
    More than
5 years
Office lease   $ 33,000     $ 33,000     $
Total obligations   $ 33,000     $ 33,000     $