Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  


Concentration of risk. We are exposed to risks associated with a client who represents a significant portion of total revenues. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, we had the following client revenue concentrations:













Client A


North America







The amounts in accounts receivable related to this significant client at December 31, 2017 and 2016 were approximately $161,000 and $210,000, respectively.

We are also exposed to risks associated with expiration of our patents. In 2015, domestic and international patents expired on two of our products, which accounted for approximately $7,176,000 or 48.3% of our revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017, as compared to $5,725,000 or 46% of our revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016. We continue to generate 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 a building with approximately 24,000 square feet, 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 will 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 then current fair market value rental rate determined in accordance with the terms of the 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 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 balance sheet (Note 9).

Total rent expense was $292,227 and $285,814 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

The following table reflects our estimates of lease obligations for the twelve months ending 2018 through 2019 and are based upon our current operating leases. There are currently no operating lease commitments beyond June 30, 2019.


December 31,


Annual Obligation












Total obligations






Legal proceedings. In the ordinary course of conducting our business, we are, from time to time, involved in various legal proceedings, 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.

Uncertain tax positions.  As further discussed in Note 13, in accordance with ASC 740, we have recorded a liability of $44,488 related to potentially uncertain tax position as of December 31, 2017.  However, due to the inherent uncertainty of the underlying tax positions, it is not possible to forecast the payment of this liability to any particular year.