Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

13.     COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Contingencies

From time to time, the Company may be involved in a variety of claims, suits, investigations and proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business, collections claims, breach of contract claims, labor and employment claims, tax and other matters. Although claims, suits, investigations and proceedings are inherently uncertain and their results cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company believes that the resolution of current pending matters will not have a material adverse effect on its business, financial position, results of operations or cash flow. Regardless of the outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on the Company because of legal costs, diversion of management resources and other factors.

Commitments

(a)On February 25, 2015, 1,753 common shares were issued to two former lenders connected with a $241,185 loan received and repaid during fiscal 2013. The common shares were valued at $210,323 based on the value of the concurrent private placement and recorded in stock-based compensation on the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. As part of the consideration for the initial loan, the Company's then-CTO and COO had transferred 2,098 common shares to the lenders. For contributing the common shares to the lenders, the Company intends to reimburse the former CTO and COO 2,134 common shares. As at June 30, 2020 these shares have not yet been issued.

(b)On May 17, 2017, the Company entered into a Co-operative Joint Venture Contract (the “JV Contract”) with Ginger Capital Investment Holding, Ltd. (the “JV Partner”) to form  China Bionik Medical Rehabilitation Technology Ltd. (“China JV”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Company was to have a 25% interest and the JV Partner  a 75% interest. The Company applied the equity method of accounting to the joint venture. The Company gave notice on May 18, 2020 to the JV Partner of the termination of the China JV as well as terminating the Licensing and Distribution agreements with the China JV. As a result of the termination of the China JV and related commercial agreements, the Company has been communicating with its counterparts regarding such termination.

 

(c)In connection with the acquisition of IMT, the Company acquired a license agreement dated June 8, 2009, with a former director as a co-licenser, pursuant to which the Company pays the director and the co-licenser an aggregate royalty of 1% of sales based on patent #8,613,691. No sales have been made, as the technology under this patent has not been commercialized.