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Sublicensing and Collaborative Agreements

Sublicensing and Collaborative Agreements
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Sublicensing and Collaborative Agreements  
Note 11 - Licensing, Sublicensing and Collaborative Agreements

Note 11.  Sublicensing and Collaborative Agreements


PH94B Sublicense Agreement with EverInsight


On June 24, 2020, we entered into a license and collaboration agreement (the EverInsight Agreement) with EverInsight Therapeutics Inc. Subsequent to entering into the EverInsight Agreement, in October 2020, EverInsight merged with AffaMed Therapeutics, Inc., which as a combined entity is focusing on developing and commercializing therapeutics to address ophthalmologic and CNS disorders in Greater China (which includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and beyond. Accordingly, we are now referring to EverInsight and the EverInsight Agreement as AffaMed and the AffaMed Agreement, respectively. Under the AffaMed Agreement, we granted AffaMed an exclusive license to develop and commercialize PH94B for SAD and other anxiety-related disorders in Greater China, South Korea and Southeast Asia (which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) (collectively, the Territory). We retain exclusive development and commercialization rights for PH94B in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world.


Under the terms of the AffaMed Agreement, AffaMed is responsible for all costs related to developing, obtaining regulatory approval of, and commercializing PH94B for treatment of SAD, and potentially other anxiety-related indications, in the Territory. A joint development committee has been established between us and AffaMed to coordinate and review the development and commercialization plans with respect to PH94B in the Territory.


We are responsible for pursuing clinical development and regulatory submissions of PH94B for acute treatment of anxiety in adults with SAD, and potentially other anxiety-related indications, in the United States on a ‘‘best efforts’’ basis, with no guarantee of success. AffaMed has the option to participate in the global Phase 3 clinical trial of PH94B and will assume all direct costs and expenses of conducting such clinical trial in the Territory and a portion of the indirect costs of the global trial. We will transfer all development data (nonclinical and clinical data) and our regulatory documentation related to PH94B throughout the term as it is developed or generated or otherwise comes into our control. We will grant to AffaMed a Right of Reference to all of our regulatory documentation and our development data.


Under the terms of the AffaMed Agreement, AffaMed agreed to pay us a non-refundable upfront license payment of $5.0 million within 30 business days of the effective date of the AffaMed Agreement, and AffaMed paid the $5.0 million in August 2020. Additionally, upon successful development and commercialization of PH94B in the Territory, we are eligible to receive milestone payments of up to $172.0 million. Further, we are eligible to receive royalty payments on a country-by-country basis on net sales for the later of ten years or the expiration of market or regulatory exclusivity in the jurisdiction, except that payments will be reduced on a country-by-country basis in the event that there is no market exclusivity in the period. Royalty payments may also be reduced if there is generic competitive product in the period.


We have determined that we have one combined performance obligation for the license to develop and commercialize PH94B in the Territory and related development and regulatory services. In addition, AffaMed has an option that will create manufacturing obligations for us during development upon exercise by AffaMed. This option for manufacturing services was evaluated and determined not to include a material right.


Development and commercialization milestones were not considered probable at inception and therefore were excluded from the initial transaction price. The royalties were excluded from the initial transaction price because they relate to a license of intellectual property and are subject to the royalty constraint.


We recognize revenue as the combined performance obligation is satisfied over time using an output method. The measure of progress is stand-ready straight-line over the period in which we expect to perform the services related to the license of PH94B.


During the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, we recognized $354,100 and $0, respectively, as sublicense revenue under the AffaMed Agreement. At June 30, 2021, the aggregate amount of the transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligation is $3,556,400 which will be recognized as revenue as the services are completed. Significant management judgment is required to determine the level of effort attributable to the AffaMed Agreement and the period over which we expect to complete our performance obligations under the arrangement. The performance period or measure of progress is estimated at the inception of the arrangement and re-evaluated in subsequent reporting periods. This re-evaluation may shorten or lengthen the period over which we recognize revenue. Changes to these estimates are recorded on a cumulative catch-up basis. We currently estimate that we will complete our performance obligations at the end of calendar 2023.


Unless earlier terminated due to certain material breaches of the contract, or otherwise, the AffaMed Agreement will expire on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis until the latest to occur of expiration of the last valid claim under a licensed patent of PH94B in such jurisdiction, the expiration of regulatory exclusivity in such jurisdiction or ten years after the first commercial sale of PH94B in such jurisdiction.