Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies
Apexian Sublicense Agreement
On January 21, 2020, the Company entered into a sublicense agreement with Apexian Pharmaceuticals, Inc., pursuant to which it obtained exclusive worldwide patent and other intellectual property rights. In exchange for the patent and other intellectual rights, the Company agreed to certain milestone payments and royalty payments on future sales (See Note 8 — Apexian Sublicense Agreement). As of December 31, 2022, there was sufficient uncertainty with regard to any future cash milestone payments under the sublicense agreement, and as such, no liabilities were recorded related to the sublicense agreement.
Facility Leases
The Company has a short-term non-cancellable facility lease (the “HQ Lease”) for its operations and headquarters. Additionally, Ocuphire leased office space in Rockville, Maryland through June 30, 2021 previously occupied by Rexahn (the “Rexahn Lease”). The HQ Lease and the Rexahn Lease qualified for the short-term lease exception under ASC 842, Leases. The monthly base rent, as amended, for the HQ Lease is approximately $3,000. The monthly base rent for the Rexahn Lease was $13,000. The rent expense associated with the HQ Lease and Rexahn Lease amounted to $39,000 and $116,000 during the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The total remaining expected rental payments under the HQ Lease amount to $36,000 through its current expiration date of December 31, 2023.
Issuance of Settlement Shares

On May 6, 2021, the Company issued 350,000 shares of common stock of the Company to three accredited investors pursuant to a settlement agreement, dated May 6, 2021, in exchange for a release of potential claims. The fair value of the share settlement of $1,614,000 was based on the closing Ocuphire stock price for that day. The fair value of the share settlement was recorded in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss).

In the ordinary course of business, from time to time, the Company may be subject to a broad range of claims and legal proceedings that relate to contractual allegations, patent infringement and other claims. In addition, the Company from time to time may be potentially committed to reimburse third parties for costs incurred associated with business development related transactions upon the achievement of certain milestones. The Company establishes accruals when applicable for matters and commitments which it believes losses are probable and can be reasonably estimated. To date, no loss contingency for such matters and potential commitments have been recorded. Although it is not possible to predict with certainty the outcome of these matters or potential commitments, the Company is of the opinion that the ultimate resolution of these matters and potential commitments will not have a material adverse effect on its results of operations or financial position.