|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Note 12 - Subsequent Events
On October 30, 2023, the Company issued 1,450 shares of common stock to an employee upon a cashless exercise of an option to purchase 3,062 shares of common stock at any exercise price of $0.20 per share based upon a VWAP of $0.3799 per share as determined under the term of the option.
On October 31, 2023, the Company issued (i) 8,346 shares of common stock to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer upon a cashless exercise of an option to purchase 16,458 shares of common stock, (ii) 6,973 shares of common stock to the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer upon a cashless exercise of an option to purchase 13,750 shares of common stock, and (iii) 3,169 shares of common stock to a director upon a cashless exercise of an option to purchase 6,250 shares of common stock. All of such options had an exercise price of $0.20 per share and such share issuances were based upon a VWAP of $0.4058 per share as determined under the terms of the options.
On November 9, 2023, the Company entered into a confidential binding term sheet with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and various of its affiliated entities (collectively “AJG”), and DTE Energy Resources LLC and various of its affiliated entities (collectively “DTE”), to resolve the ongoing patent litigation which was initiated in July 2019 by the Company against such parties and others in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Pursuant to the term sheet, the Company, on the one hand, and AJG and DTE, on the other, have dismissed with prejudice all claims and counterclaims asserted between the parties in the action. The financial aspects of the term sheet remain confidential pursuant to its terms. Such term sheet does not affect any other claim brought against any other remaining party. In connection therewith, the Court has ordered that the trial as to the claims against the remaining defendants (the CERT defendants), which was scheduled to begin Monday, November 13, 2023, be rescheduled for a later date via a further order of the Court.
In addition, effective November 9, 2023, Alistar Enterprises, LLC (“Alistar”), one of the remaining CERT defendants, entered into a settlement agreement with the Company which provided that all claims and counterclaims asserted in the action between the Company and Alistar be dismissed with prejudice. The financial terms of such settlement remain confidential.