Note 9 - Patent Rights
|12 Months Ended|
Nov. 30, 2021
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Intangible Assets Disclosure [Text Block]||
On August 18, 2021, the Company acquired Ballistipax®. As part of the transaction, the Company has acquired two patents with estimated fair value of $0.06 million. These patent rights have a maximum life of approximately 17 years, expiring on 2038, and are amortized on a straight-line basis over that period.
On May 12, 2021, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Kore, pursuant to which the Company acquired the exclusive right to use the key patents and intellectual property underpinning the acquired suite of products. As consideration for the tangible and intangible assets included in the Kore Portfolio, the Company paid Kore $3.5 million, and incurred $0.2 in legal costs to transfer these patent rights. Of the $3.7 million consideration, $2.8 million was capitalized relating to the key patents and intellectual property acquired. These patent rights have a maximum life of 20 years, expiring on various dates beginning from January 2037 to 2038, and are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of 15 years.
On April 13, 2018, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Andre Buys, ("Buys"), the Company's Chief Technology Officer ("CTO"), pursuant to which the Company purchased certain intellectual property relating to air and/or gas fired long guns or pistols, including pump action launchers and munitions used with such pistols and long guns, including self-stabilizing shaped or “finned” rounds. As consideration for the Buys Portfolio, the Company paid Buys $0.1 million, and incurred $0.01 million in legal costs to transfer these patent rights. This consideration of $0.1 million was capitalized and represents the minimum rights to a license arrangement as patent rights as the Agreement included an option for full acquisition of the rights, conditional upon certain future events taking place. The Company also agreed to pay Buys either $0.5 million in cash or $0.8 million worth of Company stock withinyears at Buys’ discretion, if the Company elected to retain certain patents within the Buys Portfolio, which terms were changed by subsequent amendment. Pursuant to an amendment of the Agreement effective December 18, 2019, the Company made two additional payments to Buys totaling of $0.8 million, consisting of the Second Payment of $0.7 million through the issuance of 386,681 shares of common stock and Final Payment of $0.08 million in cash. The Final Payment was paid during the quarter ended May 31, 2020. Buys no longer retains any reversion rights or security interests in the Buys Portfolio. These patents rights have a maximum life of 20 years, expiring on various dates beginning from November 2033 to 2038, and are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of 15 years.
The Company recognized $0.2 million and $0.04 million in amortization of patent rights during the years ended November 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Company didrecognize any impairment losses during the years ended November 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The below table summarizes amortization of the Company’s patents as of November 30, 2021 for the next five years and thereafter (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for all or part of the information related to intangible assets.
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