COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
NOTE 11. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Concentration of risk. We are exposed to risks associated with a client who represent a significant portion of total revenues. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, we had the following client revenue concentration:
We are also exposed to risks associated with the expiration of our patents. In 2015, domestic and international patents for two of our products expired, which accounted for approximately $6,484,265 or 47.4% of our revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to $5,370,094 or 49.0% of our revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. We continue to generate higher revenue from these products despite the expiration of the underlying patents and, accordingly, we do not expect the expiration of these patents to have a significant adverse impact on our future financial statements.
Operating lease. In February 2014, we entered into a lease (the “Spencer Lease”) for a new corporate office with an unrelated third party. The five-year Spencer Lease is for an approximately 24,000 square foot space, which is comprised of approximately 16,000 square feet of office space and 8,000 square feet of warehouse space. The property is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The initial term of the Spencer Lease commenced on April 1, 2014 and expires on June 30, 2019. We were obligated to pay approximately $153,000 in annual base rent in the first year, and the annual base rent is scheduled to increase by approximately 4% each year. We are also obligated to pay real estate taxes and other building operating costs. Subject to certain conditions, we have certain rights under the Spencer Lease, including rights of first offer to purchase the premises if the landlord elects to sell. We also have an option to extend the term of the Spencer Lease for two consecutive terms of three years each, at the then current fair market value rental rate determined in accordance with the terms of the Spencer Lease.
In connection with the Spencer Lease, the landlord agreed to finance tenant improvements of $150,000 (“TI Allowance”). The base rent is increased by an amount sufficient to fully amortize the TI Allowance through the initial Spencer Lease term upon equal monthly payments of principal and interest, with interest imputed on the outstanding principal balance at the rate of 5.5% per annum. The TI Allowance has been classified as a capital lease on the condensed balance sheet (Note 9).
Total rent expense was $222,296 and $217,650 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Estimated future minimum operating lease payment obligations total $179,190, which are all due within the twelve months ending September 30, 2019.
Legal proceedings. In the ordinary course of conducting our business, we are, from time to time, involved in various legal and administrative proceedings, regulatory government investigations and other matters, including those in which we are a plaintiff or defendant, that are complex in nature and have outcomes that are difficult to predict. We record accruals for such contingencies to the extent we conclude that it is probable that a liability will be incurred and the amount of the related loss can be reasonably estimated. Our assessment of each matter may change based on future unexpected events. An unexpected adverse judgment in any pending litigation could cause a material impact on our business operations, intellectual property, results of operations or financial position. Unless otherwise expressly stated, we believe costs associated with litigation will not have a material impact on our financial position or liquidity, but may be material to the results of operations in any given period. We assume no obligation to update the status of pending litigation, except as may be required by U.S. GAAP, applicable law, statue or regulation. For a complete description of the facts and circumstances surrounding material litigation to which we are a party, see Note 11 in Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” included in our 2017 10-K.
In September 2018, we were served with a complaint by TableMax Gaming, Inc. (“TMax”) regarding an Operation and License Agreement executed between TMax and us in February 2011 (the “TMAX Agreement”). The complaint, filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada, alleges that we breached the TMAX Agreement, among other allegations. We filed an answer denying the allegations and counterclaimed for breach of contract, Abuse of Process and Fraud in the Inducement, among other counterclaims. We believe the TMax complaint lacks any merit and intend to aggressively pursue dismissal of the complaint while pursuing our counterclaims.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef