• Filing Date: 2020-08-04
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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License Agreements
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
License Agreements [Abstract]  
License Agreements 9. LICENSE AGREEMENTS

EyePoint Agreement

In February 2005, the Company entered into an agreement with EyePoint (formerly known as pSivida US, Inc.) for the use of fluocinolone acetonide (FAc) in EyePoint’s proprietary insert technology. This agreement was subsequently amended a number of times (as

amended, the EyePoint Agreement). The EyePoint Agreement provides the Company with a worldwide exclusive license to utilize certain underlying technology used in the development and commercialization of ILUVIEN.

In July 2017, the Company amended and restated its license agreement with EyePoint, which was made effective July 1, 2017 (the New Collaboration Agreement). Under the New Collaboration Agreement, the Company has the right to the technology underlying ILUVIEN for the treatment of uveitis, including NIU-PS, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The New Collaboration Agreement converted the Company’s previous profit share obligation to a royalty payable on global net revenues of ILUVIEN. The Company began paying a 2% royalty on net revenues and other related consideration to EyePoint on July 1, 2017. The royalty amount increased to 6% effective December 12, 2018. The Company is required to pay an additional 2% royalty on global net revenues and other related consideration in excess of $75,000,000 in any year. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recognized approximately $401,000 and $982,000 of royalty expense, respectively, which is included in cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization. As of June 30, 2020, approximately $401,000 of this royalty expense was included in the Company’s accounts payable. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recognized approximately $434,000 and $950,000 of royalty expense, respectively, which is included in cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization.

Following the signing of the New Collaboration Agreement, the Company retained a right to recover up to $15,000,000 of commercialization costs that were incurred prior to profitability of ILUVIEN and to offset a portion of future payments owed to EyePoint with these accumulated commercialization costs, referred to as the Future Offset. Due to the uncertainty of future net profits, the Company has fully reserved the Future Offset in the accompanying Interim Financial Statements. In March 2019, pursuant to the New Collaboration Agreement, the Company forgave $5,000,000 of the Future Offset in connection with the approval of ILUVIEN for NIU-PS in the U.K. As of June 30, 2020, the balance of the Future Offset was approximately $8,367,000.