Commitments and Contingencies
|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|Commitments and Contingencies
Note 6 – Commitments and Contingencies
As of June 30, 2021, there were no material changes to the Company’s legal matters and other contingencies disclosed in our 2020 Form 10-K, except for the following.
Seoul Semiconductor Co. LTD et. al. v. Onyx Enterprises Int’l Corp
On May 15, 2020, the Company was sued for patent infringement by Seoul Semiconductor Company (“Seoul Semiconductors”), a designer of LED component packages and the manufacturing processes necessary to produce LED packages. The Civil Action is captioned as Seoul Semiconductor Co., LTD. and Seoul Viosys Co., LTD v. Onyx Enterprises Int’l Corp, Civil Action Number 2:20-cv-05955 and was heard in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The Company did not have knowledge of these patents, nor does it manufacturer LEDs. Rather, the Company sources lighting products for sale on its platforms through third party manufacturers. Seoul Semiconductors sought a royalty for past sales and an agreement to source future LED components from one of its approved component manufacturers. On April 29, 2021, the Company and Seoul Semiconductors entered into a Settlement and Patent License Agreement, pursuant to which the Company paid a cash settlement to Seoul Semiconductors, and which contained a mutual release of certain claims each party may have had against the other as well as certain licensing terms. The final disposition of this matter did not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s balance sheets or results of operations.
Stockholder Litigation and Business Combination Litigation
With respect to the Stockholder Litigation (as defined and described in Note 6 of the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” included in our 2020 Form 10-K, on March 4, 2021, the Founder Stockholders (as defined in such Note 6) filed a motion to preserve various causes of action related to the Business Combination and the claims for indemnification. That motion was denied without prejudice on June 22, 2021. On June 18, 2021, the Founder Stockholders filed a “Supplemental Complaint” in the Stockholder Litigation related to the indemnification claims. The clerk of the court dismissed their Supplemental Complaint because the court did not grant leave to file a supplemental complaint. The Founder Stockholders filed a motion objecting to the order denying their motion to preserve claims for future litigation and have asked the Special Master to opine on the Supplemental Complaint and to preserve those claims.