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University of Mississippi ("UM") Agreements

University of Mississippi ("UM") Agreements
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
University Of Mississippi Agreements [Abstract]  
University of Mississippi ("UM") Agreements
2. University of Mississippi ("UM") Agreements
In July 2013, the Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UM to engage in joint research of extracting, manipulating, and studying cannabis in certain forms to develop intellectual property (IP) with the intention to create and commercialize therapeutic medicines. Nemus will own all IP developed solely by its employees and will jointly own all IP developed jointly between Nemus and UM employees. The term of the MOU agreement is five years and the parties agree to negotiate separate Research agreements upon the identification of patentable technologies as well as any deemed to be a trade secret. The agreement can be terminated by either party upon providing a three month written notice.
On May 15, 2014, the Company entered into an Option Agreement in which UM granted Nemus a three-month option for conducting due diligence to exclusively license a suppository dosage form containing Dronabinol Hemi succinate and other esters ("NPC 4718"). UM waived its normal option fee of $7,500 per month during the option period. Upon exercise of the option, the Company agreed to negotiate in good faith a license agreement, which is discussed below.
On July 1, 2014, the Company entered into three additional Option Agreements, pursuant to which UM granted Nemus three-month exclusive options for conducting due diligence on the following three cannabinoid extracts to exclusively license them for the purposes of obtaining FDA approval and commercializing the extracts:
1) UM 1490 – trans mucosal delivery of cannabinoids
2) UM 5070 – treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
3) UM 8790 – ocular delivery of cannabinoids
On August 12, 2014, Nemus provided the requisite written notice to UM and exercised its option to exclusively license UM's rights to UM 1490, UM 5070 and UM 8790. 
On September 29, 2014, the Company executed these three license agreements for UM 1490, UM 5070 and UM 8790, respectively, which contain certain milestone and royalty payments, as defined therein. There is a one-time upfront payment of $65,000 per license agreement, payable in four equal monthly installments starting on October 1, 2014. There is an annual fee of $25,000 per license agreement, payable on the anniversary of each effective date. These licenses also require the Company to reimburse UM for patent cost incurred related to these products under license and in the case of UM 8790 the Company is required to reimburse sunk patent expenses of approximately $70,000. These license agreements will terminate upon expiration of the patents, breach or default of the license agreements, or upon 60 days written notice by the Company to UM.