Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Sale of Nanoshield Product Line

Sale of Nanoshield Product Line
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Sale of Nanoshield Product Line [Abstract]  



On May 8, 2023, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “APA”) with Apex Protect GPS, LLC (the “Buyer”), a Texas limited liability company, whereby the Company agreed to sell its C-Bond nanoShield™ business, including intangible assets, intellectual property, work in process, furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory and other physical assets of the Company’s C-Bond nanoShield division (the “Assets”) to the Buyer for a purchase price of $4,000,000 in cash (the “Transaction”). The Transaction closed on May 8, 2023. Following the Closing, the parties entered into an Assignment and Agreement to Re-Execute (“Assignment”) on June 15, 2023, by and among the Company; Apex Protect GPS, LLC, (“Assignor”) and CB Nanoshield, LLC, (“Assignee”), whereby the Assignor assigned all its right to the (i) APA; (ii) Bill of Sale (iii) IP Agreements; and (iv) and any memorandums, schedules and exhibits related to the foregoing to Assignee.


The Assets were sold and transferred to buyer by means of (i) with respect to the physical assets, a Bill of Sale”); and (ii) with respect to intangible assets or intellectual property, a Patent and Trademark Assignment Agreement, a Patent and Know-How License Agreement, and a Patent License-Back Agreement.


The APA contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants by each party including, among other things, that no bankruptcy or similar insolvency proceeding under state or federal law has been filed, or is currently being contemplated, with respect to the Company; that the Company has provided the Seller a true and accurate list of each of the following items of Intellectual Property which comprises a part of the Assets, including, among other things, patents and trademarks (the “Sold Intellectual Property”); and that the Company has good, valid, and legal title to, and is the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to, the Sold Intellectual Property, free and clear of all liens.


Under the terms of the APA, the Parties entered into a Patent and Trademark Assignment Agreement, whereby the Company conveyed, transferred, and assigned to Buyer, among other assets, the C-Bond nanoShield trademark (the “Trademark”) and U.S. Patent No. 11,155,491 B2 (the “C-Bond nanoShield Patent”), and the Company agreed to execute and deliver an assignment of the Trademark and C-Bond nanoShield Patent, for recording with governmental authorities including, but not limited to, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


The Parties also entered into a Patent and Know-How License Agreement whereby the Company granted to the Buyer a non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, exclusive right and license to four patents owned by the Company and licensed know-how to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell and import glass and other products and components used in or in relation to the manufacture and operation of civilian, agricultural or military vehicles and equipment (the “Licensed Product”) in the United States and its legal territories.


Lastly, the Parties entered into a Patent License-Back Agreement whereby the Buyer agreed to grant to the Company a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to the C-Bond nanoShield Patent, for all uses and applications except for any that involve, market to, sell to, do business with, provide related goods or services to, or are consumed by any uses and applications of the patented technology within the civilian or military automotive, vehicle and/or transportation industry. The Patent License-Back Agreement also stipulates that all improvements made by either Party to the technology covered by the C-Bond nanoShield Patent shall be owned by the Buyer. In the event that the Company desires to utilize such improvements to the C-Bond nanoShield Patent made by either Party, the Parties hereby agree that they will negotiate in good faith a separate license agreement having pricing and other terms and conditions that are mutually acceptable to both Parties.


Following the Closing, the Parties completed a transaction wherein the Company assigned to Buyer, and Buyer took assignment from the Company, the lease for the premises located at 6035 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77033 (the “Lease”) pursuant to a lease assignment and assumption agreement as agreed to by the Parties and the lessor pursuant to the Lease. 


In connection with the APA, the Company received net proceeds of $1,989,755, after the repayment and settlement of notes payable and convertible notes payable as follows:


1) The Company repaid and settled the BOCO Investments, LLC Note (See Note 8) with a principal balance of $400,000 and accrued interest payable of $317,293 for a cash payment of $200,000 and the issuance of 22,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.


2) The Company repaid GS Capital Partners, LLC $419,260 for notes dated June 23, 2022, July 26, 2022, and September 6, 2022 (collectively, the “GS Notes”), and GS Capital Partners, LLC deemed the GS Notes paid in full.


3) The Company repaid Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, LLC (“Mercer”) $271,825 for notes dated March 14, 2022 and November 22, 2022 (collectively, the “Secured Mercer Notes”).


4) The Company repaid Jeff Badders $875,000 for notes dated May 5, 2021, November 8, 2022, and April 4, 2023.


5) The Company repaid 1800 Diagonal Lending, LLC $288,035 for notes dated November 4, 2022, December 27, 2022, and March 17, 2023 (collectively, the “1800 Diagonal Notes”), and 1800 Diagonal Lending, LLC deemed the 1800 Diagonal Notes paid in full.


In connection with the sale of the C-Bond nanoShield product line, the Company recorded a gain from the sale of the product line of $4,051,709.