Alternative Health Products
|9 Months Ended|
May 31, 2018
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On November 12, 2014, the Company signed an agreement with Poppy’s Teas LLC (“PoViva”) and acquired 51% of ViPova™. On November 2, 2017, Lexaria announced that it acquired a 100% ownership interest in PoViva Tea, LLC, via cash compensation of $70,000, a waiver on certain debts owed to Lexaria, and a 5%, 20 -year royalty on net profits of ViPova Tea TM tea, coffee, and hot chocolate sales. No Lexaria stock or options were issued. The 20 -year royalty was determined to have a $Nil fair value as PoViva operates at a loss and future profitability is uncertain.
On August 11, 2015, Lexaria signed a license agreement with PoViva Tea LLC for $10,000, granting Lexaria a 35 -year non exclusive worldwide license to unencumbered use of PoViva Tea LLC’s IP Rights, including rights of resale. This license agreement ensured at that time that Lexaria had full access to the underlying patent pending infusion Technology (the “Technology”).
On December 12, 2017, Lexaria received patent US 9,839,612 B2 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for the use of its technology as a delivery platform for all cannabinoids including THC; fat soluble vitamins; non steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications (“NSAIDs”); and nicotine.
On March 22, 2018 the Company announced it received a new Notice of Allowance from the USPTO providing for “composition of matter” claims that protect the specific combination of substances which enable improved taste and bioabsorption properties of its DehydraTECH™ technology for the delivery of cannabinoids. On May 22, 2018 patent US 9,974,739 B2, “Food and Beverage Compositions Infused With Lipophilic Active Agents and Methods of Use Thereof” was granted.
On April 11, 2018 the Company announced it received a new Notice of Allowance from the USPTO providing claims that protect processes for making specific compositions of matter for enhanced cannabinoid delivery utilizing its DehydraTECH™ technology. On May 15, 2018 patent US 9,972,680 B2, “Food and Beverage Compositions Infused With Lipophilic Active Agents and Methods of Use Thereof” was granted.
A continuity schedule for patents is presented below:
* The patents are amortized over their legal life of 20 years.