ParkerVision, Inc.
PARKERVISION INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/15/2016 06:27:37)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549



FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)





 

   

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2016





TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

   

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



For the transition period from ________to____________



Commission file number 0 00 -22904



PARKERVISION, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





 

 

Florida

 

59-2971472

(State or other jurisdi ction of

 

( I.R.S. Employer I dentification No )

incorporation or organization)

 

 



7915 Baymeadows Way, S ui te 400

Jacksonville, Florida 32256 

(Address of principal executive offices)



(904) 732-6100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Y es       No     .



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such file).     Y es     No   .



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.   (Check one):





 

 

Large accelerated filer   

 

Accelerated filer   

Non-accelerated filer   (Do not check if a   smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company   



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Ye     No  



As of November 9 ,   2016 ,   1 3 , 100 , 344 shares of the i ssuer’s c ommon s tock, $.01 par value, were outstanding.

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS





 

 PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 



 

 Item 1.    Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

18 

 Item 3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

25 

 Item 4.    Controls and Procedures

25 



 

 PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 Item 1.    Legal Proceedings

26 

 Item 1A. Risk Factors

26 

 Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

26 

 Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities

26 

 Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures

26 

 Item 5.    Other Information

26 

 Item 6.    Exhibits

27 



 

 SIGNATURES

28 

 EXHIBIT INDEX

29 







 

 

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PA RT I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION



IT EM 1.  Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

PARKERVISION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)







 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



September 30,

 

December 31,



2016

 

2015

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

463,964 

 

$

175,401 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

2,737,321 

 

 

 -

Available-for-sale securities

 

628,674 

 

 

1,789,947 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of

    $4,437 and $0 at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

 

 -

 

 

4,119 

Inventories

 

170,050 

 

 

160,776 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

885,847 

 

 

222,370 

Total current assets

 

4,885,856 

 

 

2,352,613 



 

 

 

 

 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

 

308,552 

 

 

445,543 



 

 

 

 

 

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net

 

6,821,236 

 

 

7,574,933 

Total assets

$

12,015,644 

 

$

10,373,089 



 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

754,369 

 

$

2,318,671 

Accrued expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

266,766 

 

 

290,169 

Professional fees

 

588,958 

 

 

1,115,140 

Other accrued expenses

 

260,486 

 

 

218,962 

Deferred rent, current portion

 

62,252 

 

 

73,899 

Deferred revenue

 

19,504 

 

 

20,981 

Total current liabilities

 

1,952,335 

 

 

4,037,822 



 

 

 

 

 

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital lease, net of current portion

 

 -

 

 

285 

Deferred rent, net of current portion

 

8,934 

 

 

52,197 

Long-term note payable, related party

 

825,000 

 

 

 -

Secured contingent payment obligation

 

12,357,697 

 

 

 -

Total long-term liabilities

 

13,191,631 

 

 

52,482 

Total liabilities

 

15,143,966 

 

 

4,090,304 



 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS' (DEFICIT) EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized,

    13,100,344 and 11,015,180 shares issued and outstanding  

   at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively*

 

131,003 

 

 

110,152 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(1,307)

 

 

(53)

Warrants outstanding

 

826,006 

 

 

1,300,000 

Additional paid-in capital*

 

342,408,866 

 

 

335,527,356 

Accumulated deficit

 

(346,492,890)

 

 

(330,654,670)

Total shareholders' (deficit) equity

 

(3,128,322)

 

 

6,282,785 

Total liabilities and shareholders' (deficit) equity

$

12,015,644 

 

$

10,373,089 



 

 

 

 

 

*Adjusted to reflect the impact of the 1:10 reverse stock split that became effective on March 30, 2016.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PARKERVISION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(UNAUDITED)







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



September 30,

 

September 30,



2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Revenue

$

4,000,064 

 

$

5,483 

 

$

4,064,159 

 

$

5,483 

Cost of sales

 

300,920 

 

 

5,046 

 

 

341,957 

 

 

5,046 

Gross margin

 

3,699,144 

 

 

437 

 

 

3,722,202 

 

 

437 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses

 

1,075,118 

 

 

814,596 

 

 

2,520,000 

 

 

3,710,355 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

3,561,067 

 

 

2,313,267 

 

 

13,312,817 

 

 

10,038,929 

Total operating expenses

 

4,636,185 

 

 

3,127,863 

 

 

15,832,817 

 

 

13,749,284 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

5,414 

 

 

(1,145)

 

 

16,395 

 

 

12,222 

Interest expense

 

(16,517)

 

 

(6,945)

 

 

(51,393)

 

 

(17,267)

Change in fair value of contingent payment obligation (Note 8)

 

(725,909)

 

 

 -

 

 

(3,032,607)

 

 

 -

Total interest and other

 

(737,012)

 

 

(8,090)

 

 

(3,067,605)

 

 

(5,045)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss before income taxes

 

(1,674,053)

 

 

(3,135,516)

 

 

(15,178,220)

 

 

(13,753,892)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign income tax expense

 

(660,000)

 

 

 -

 

 

(660,000)

 

 

 -



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

(2,334,053)

 

 

(3,135,516)

 

 

(15,838,220)

 

 

(13,753,892)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized (loss) gain on available-for-sale securities

 

(1,518)

 

 

8,797 

 

 

(1,254)

 

 

(2,911)

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

 

(1,518)

 

 

8,797 

 

 

(1,254)

 

 

(2,911)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss

$

(2,335,571)

 

$

(3,126,719)

 

$

(15,839,474)

 

$

(13,756,803)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common share*

$

(0.18)

 

$

(0.32)

 

$

(1.33)

 

$

(1.40)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding*

 

12,846,386 

 

 

9,866,738 

 

 

11,948,776 

 

 

9,792,212 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



*Adjusted to reflect the impact of the 1:10 reverse stock split that became effective on March 30, 2016.



 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PARKERVISION, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



September 30,

 

September 30,



2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(2,334,053)

 

$

(3,135,516)

 

$

(15,838,220)

 

$

(13,753,892)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
    used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

342,888 

 

 

327,551 

 

 

997,242 

 

 

976,952 

Share-based compensation

 

1,422,943 

 

 

196,017 

 

 

1,487,688 

 

 

1,083,277 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

 

 -

 

 

(1,000)

 

 

705 

 

 

(4,200)

Realized loss (gain) on available-for-sale securities

 

646 

 

 

5,891 

 

 

(708)

 

 

12,951 

Change in fair value of contingent payment obligation

 

725,909 

 

 

 -

 

 

3,032,607 

 

 

 -

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

4,275 

 

 

14,925 

 

 

4,119 

 

 

(5,475)

Inventories

 

89 

 

 

 -

 

 

411 

 

 

(19,735)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(135,276)

 

 

110,948 

 

 

(233,477)

 

 

580,103 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

(2,895,285)

 

 

433,721 

 

 

(1,196,209)

 

 

1,173,966 

Deferred rent

 

(18,303)

 

 

(13,907)

 

 

(54,910)

 

 

(41,723)

Deferred revenue

 

(64)

 

 

2,492 

 

 

(1,477)

 

 

22,492 

Total adjustments

 

(552,178)

 

 

1,076,638 

 

 

4,035,991 

 

 

3,778,608 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(2,886,231)

 

 

(2,058,878)

 

 

(11,802,229)

 

 

(9,975,284)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of available-for-sale investments

 

(2,402,697)

 

 

(3,890)

 

 

(4,404,273)

 

 

(949,312)

Proceeds from sale of investments

 

1,975,000 

 

 

2,350,000 

 

 

5,565,000 

 

 

10,505,000 

Purchase of long-lived assets, net

 

(9,407)

 

 

(79,094)

 

 

(116,944)

 

 

(589,874)

Increase in restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(11,000,000)

 

 

 -

Decrease in restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

2,359,485 

 

 

 -

 

 

8,262,679 

 

 

 -

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

1,922,381 

 

 

2,267,016 

 

 

(1,693,538)

 

 

8,965,814 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds from issuance of common stock and
   warrants in public and private offerings

 

2,861,179 

 

 

 -

 

 

3,809,923 

 

 

1,298,000 

Net proceeds from exercise of
   options and warrants

 

422,500 

 

 

 -

 

 

422,500 

 

 

 -

Shares withheld for payment of taxes

 

(56,674)

 

 

(80,816)

 

 

(56,674)

 

 

(97,811)

Principal payments on capital lease obligation

 

(419)

 

 

(45,515)

 

 

(51,439)

 

 

(103,994)

Proceeds from contingent payment obligation

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

13,000,000 

 

 

 -

Repayment of contingent payment obligation

 

(3,339,980)

 

 

 -

 

 

(3,339,980)

 

 

 -

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(113,394)

 

 

(126,331)

 

 

13,784,330 

 

 

1,096,195 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND
   CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

(1,077,244)

 

 

81,807 

 

 

288,563 

 

 

86,725 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning
   of period

 

1,541,208 

 

 

223,843 

 

 

175,401 

 

 

218,925 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

$

463,964 

 

$

305,650 

 

$

463,964 

 

$

305,650 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PARKERVISION, INC.



CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



(UNAUDITED)



1.  Description of Business



ParkerVision (“w e” or the “Company”) is in the business of innovating fundamental wireless technologies.   We design, develop and market our proprietary radio frequency (“RF”) technologies and products for use in semiconductor circuits for wireless communication products.  In addition, we offer engineering consulting and design services, for a negotiated fee, to assist customers in developing prototypes and/or products incorporating wireless technologies .  



We believe certain patents protecting our proprietary technologies have been broadly infringed by others and therefore our business plan include s   enforcement of our intellectual property rights through patent infringement litigation and licensing efforts.    

 

2.  Liquidity and Going Concern



Our consolidated financial statements were prepared assuming we would continue as a going concern, which contemplates that we will continue in operation for the foreseeable future and will be able to realize assets and settle liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.  These consolidated f inancial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that could result should we be unable to continue as a going concern.



In January and July 2016 , we sold unregistered common stock in two private placement transaction s   for net proceeds of approximately $ 3.8 million (see Note 10).   In addition, in 2016 , we received an aggregate of $13 million in funding from a litigation funding party, Brickell Key Investments (“BKI”).  Of the funding received, $2 million was for general working capital purposes and the remaining $11 million wa s restricted for payment of legal fees and expenses in connection with our proceedings at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and related international patent actions (see Note 8).  Our fee arrangements with regard to the ITC and related proceedings provide for fee caps such that our legal fees and expenses to prosecute these actions are not expected to exceed the restricted funds received.     We received approximately $3.3 million in net proceeds from a patent license and settlement agreement in August 2016 .  T hese proceeds were used to repay a portion of the BKI funding.



At September 30 , 2016, we had cash, cash equivalents, and available-for-sale securities of approximately $ 1.1 million and restricted cash and cash equivalents of approximately $ 2.7 million.  We used approximately $ 11.8 million of cash for operations during the nine months ended September 30 , 2016, of which approximately $ 8. 3 million was funded from restricted cash and cash equivalents for our ITC and related proceedings .  Our unrestricted capital resources at September 30 , 2016 will not be sufficient to support our working capital requirements for the next twelve months . This raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. 



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Our ability to meet our operating costs for 2016 and beyond is dependent upon our ability to (i) successfully negotiate licensing agreements and/or settlements relating to the use of our technologies by others and/or (ii) our ability to develop, market and sell existing and new products.  Funds received from future patent license and litigation settlement agreements will first be designated for repayment of our secured contingent payment obligation Thereafter, any remaining revenues from patent-related activities will be subject to prorated contingent payments to third-parties, including legal counsel.     We expect that revenue generated from patent enforcement actions, technology licenses and/or the sale of products in 2016 will not be sufficient to cover our operating expenses and our secured contingent repayment obligations.    



We expect to continue to invest in patent prosecution and enforcement, product development, and sales, marketing, and customer support for our technologies and products.   The long-term continuation of our business plan is dependent upon the generation of sufficient revenues from our technologies and/or products to offset expenses and contingent payment obligations.  In the event that we do not generate sufficient revenues, we will be required to obtain additional funding through public or private debt or equity financing or contingent fee arrangements and/or reduce operating costs.  Failure to generate sufficient revenues, raise additional capital through debt or equity financings or contingent fee arrangements, and/or reduce operating costs will have a material adverse effect on our ability to meet our long-term liquidity needs and achieve our intended long-term business objectives.

 

3.  Basis of Presentation



The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for the period ended September 30 , 2016 were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X.  Operating results for the three and nine   months ended September 30 , 2016   are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 201 6 or future years.  Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentation.     All prior period references in these unaudited consolidated financial statements to number of shares, price per share and weighted average shares of common stock have been adjusted on a retroactive basis to reflect the one-for-ten reverse stock split that went into effect on March 30, 2016.     All normal and recurring adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair statement of the financial condition and results of operations have been included.



The year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 201 5 , but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  These interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 201 5 .  



The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of ParkerVision, Inc. and its wholly-owned German subsidiary, ParkerVision GmbH (collectively, “ParkerVision”) after elimination of all intercompany transactions and accounts.

 

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4.  Accounting Policies



There have been no changes in accounting policies from those stated in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, except as follows:



Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents

Restricted cash and cash equivalents represent cash on hand and money market investments that are restricted for specific use in payment of legal fees and expenses related to certain of our patent infringement actions.  The restricted money market investments have weighted average maturities of three months or less when purchased and are recorded at fair value.  We have determined that the fair value of our restricted money market investments fall within Level 1 in the fair value hierarchy (see Note 11). 



Secured Contingent Payment Obligation

We have accounted for our secured contingent repayment obligation as long-term debt in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-10-25, “Sales of Future Revenues or Various other Measures of Income.” Our repayment obligations are contingent upon the receipt of proceeds from patent enforcement and/or patent monetization actions.   We have elected to measure our secured contingent payment obligation at its fair value in accordance with ASC 825, “Financial Instruments” based on the variable and contingent nature of the repayment provisions. We have determined that the fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation falls within Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy which involves significant estimates and assumptions including projected future patent-related proceeds and the risk-adjusted rate for discounting future cash flows (see Note 11).  Actual results could differ from the estimates made. Changes in fair value, including the component related to imputed interest, are included in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive loss under the heading “ Change in fair value of contingent payment obligation ”.



Revenue Recognition

We derive revenue from licensing of our intellectual property, settlements from patent infringement disputes, sales of integrated circuit products, and engineering services.  The timing of revenue recognition and the amount of revenue recognized depends upon a variety of factors, including the specific terms of each arrangement and the nature of our deliverables and obligations.  In general, we recognize revenue when there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the amounts are fixed and determinable and the collectability is reasonably assured.



Revenue from the sale of products is recognized at the time of shipment to the customer or when the other criteria for revenue recognition are met, if later.  Revenue from providing services is recognized when earned.  Unearned revenue consists of product inventory held by a distributor and retainer payments received on services contracts. 



The consideration received from patent license and settlement agreements is allocated to the various elements of the arrangement to the extent the revenue recognition differs between the elements of the arrangement.  Elements related to past and future royalties as well as elements related to settlement will be recorded as revenue in our consolidated statement of comprehensive loss when earned.  We recognize revenues upon execution of a patent license and settlement agreement by both parties provided that the amounts are fixed and determinable, there are no significant undelivered obligations and collectability is reasonably assured.  We do not recognize any revenue prior to the execution of an agreement as there is no reliable basis on which we can estimate the amounts related to the elements of the arrangement, or assess collectability.   In addition, we do not recognize as revenue any consideration in the agreement that is contingent upon the occurrence of future events until such time that those future events occur.  





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Accounting for Share-Based Compensation

In April 2016, we adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-09,   “Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.”  ASU 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, classification on the statement of cash flows and forfeiture rate calculations.  We have elected to account for forfeitures of share-based equity awards as they occur.  The adoption of ASU 2016-09 had no impact on our consolidated financial statements except for the reclassification of the value of shares withheld for payment of taxes in our accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows.



Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2016, we early adopted FASB ASU 2016-15 Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments.     This update provides guidance on the presentation and classification of certain items on the statement of cash flows . The adoption of ASU 2016-15 had no effect on our current or prior period consolidated financial statements.



In April 2016, we early adopted, on a retrospective basis, FASB ASU 2015-17 “Income Taxes: Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes (Topic 740)”, issued in November 2015.   ASU 2015-17 simplifies the presentation of deferred income taxes by requiring that all deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in the consolidated balance sheet.  Given the existence of a full valuation allowance for all periods presented, the adoption of ASU 2015-17 had no effect on our current or prior period consolidated financial statements. 



In April 2016, we early adopted FASB ASU 2015-11, “Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory (Topic 330)” issued in July 2015.  ASU 2015-11 simplifies the accounting for the valuation of all inventory not accounted for using the last-in, first-out method by prescribing inventory be valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The adoption of ASU 2015-11 had no impact on our consolidated financial statements .



In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 “Leases,” to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements.    Under the new guidance, a lessee will be required to recognize assets and liabilities for capital and operating leases with lease terms of more than 12 months.  ASU 2016-02 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018.  Early adoption is permitted.  We are currently assessing the impact of this update on our consolidated financial statements.



In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15 “Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,”  to provide guidance on management’s responsibility in evaluating whether there is substantial doubt about a company’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures.  ASU 2014-15 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016.  Early adoption is permitted.  W e   are currently formalizing processes and controls to assess risk, determine the level of analysis necessary and to perform our going concern assessment in accordance with ASU 2014-15.



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In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09,   “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.”  ASU 2014-09 implements a common revenue standard that clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue.  This new revenue recognition model provides a five-step analysis in determining when and how revenue is recognized.    ASU 2015-14, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)”, issued in August 2015, defers adoption of ASU 2014-09 to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017.  Early adoption is not permitted.  We do not expect the adoption of ASU 2014-09 to have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.   



5 Loss per Common Share



Basic loss per common share is determined based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each period.  Diluted loss per common share is the same as basic loss per common share as all common share equivalents are excluded from the calculation, as their effect is anti-dilutive.



O ptions and warrants to purchase   1,025,846   and 1 , 308 , 66 9   shares of common stock were outstanding at September 30 , 2016 and 2015 , respectively.  In addition, unvested restricted stock units (“RSUs”), representing   325,000 and   75 , 83 4   shares of common stock, were outstanding at September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively .   These options, warrants and RSUs were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per common share as their effect would have been anti-dilut ive.    



6 .     Inventories



Inventories consist of the following :  







 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

September 30,

 

December 31,



 

2016

 

2015

Work-in-process

 

$

126,725 

 

$

117,045 

Finished goods

 

 

43,325 

 

 

43,731 

Total inventories

 

$

170,050 

 

$

160,776 



 

 

 

 

 

 

   

7 .  Intangible Assets



Intangible assets consist of the following:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

September 30, 2016



 

Gross Carrying
Amount

 

Accumulated
Amortization

 

Net
Book Value

Patents and copyrights

 

$

20,422,143 

 

$

13,600,907 

 

$

6,821,236 

Prepaid licensing fees

 

 

574,000 

 

 

574,000 

 

 

 -



 

$

20,996,143 

 

$

14,174,907 

 

$

6,821,236 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

December 31, 2015



 

Gross Carrying
Amount

 

Accumulated
Amortization

 

Net
Book Value

Patents and copyrights

 

$

20,309,630 

 

$

12,734,697 

 

$

7,574,933 

Prepaid licensing fees

 

 

574,000 

 

 

574,000 

 

 

 -



 

$

20,883,630 

 

$

13,308,697 

 

$

7,574,933 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8.  Long-Term Debt



Note Payable to a Related Party



A t   September 30 , 2016 , we had an unsecured promissory note payable to a related party for unpaid legal fees of $825,000 .   Interest on the note is payable monthly on the outstanding principal balance at a rate of 8% per annum.  The note matures on December 31, 2017 and early prepayment of all or any portion of the principal balance is allowed without penalty.  As of September 30 , 2016, the estimated fair value of our note payable is approximately $ 7 34 ,000 based on a risk-adjusted discount rate .



Failure to comply with the payment terms of this note constitutes an event of default which, if uncured, will result in the entire unpaid principal balance of the note and any unpaid, accrued interest to become immediately due and payable.   As of September 30 , 2016, we are in compliance with the payment term s of the note.



Secured Contingent Payment Obligation



On February 25, 2016, we entered into a litigation funding arrangement with BKI, a special purpose fund under the management of Juridica Asset Management Limited.  Under the agreement, we received aggregate proceeds of $11 million in exchange for BKI’s right to reimbursement and compensation from gross proceeds resulting from patent enforcement and other patent monetization actions.  In connection with the agreement, we issued BKI a warrant to purchase up to 250,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.50 per share valued at its estimated fair market value of $ 1 55,625 using a discounted Black-Scholes model .



In May 2016, we received additional proceeds of $2 million from BKI.  In connection with the additional proceeds, we exchanged the original w arrant for a new warrant to purchase up to 350,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share.  We estimated the incremental fair value of the new warrant of $179,3 05 using a discounted Black-Scholes model .  The aggregate fair value of the BKI w arrant is   $334,930   and is included in shareholders’   ( deficit ) equity in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2016.



Under the agreement s , $1 1 million of the aggregate proceeds are restricted for use in payment of our legal fees and expenses in connection with the legal proceedings filed at the ITC in December 2015 and legal proceedings filed in Germany in June 2016 (the “Funded Actions”).  These proceeds, net of funds used to pay allowable expenses or funds paid on retainer, are recorded as restricted cash and cash equivalents on our accompanying consolidated balance sheet at September 30 , 2016 .  



BKI is entitled to priority payment of 100% of proceeds received from all patent-related actions until such time that BKI has been repaid in full.  After repayment of the funded amount, BKI is entitled to a portion of remaining proceeds up to a specified minimum return which is determined as a percentage of the funded amount and varies based on the timing of repayment.  In addition, BKI is entitled to a pro rata portion of proceeds solely from the Funded Actions to the extent aggregate proceeds from the Funded Action s exceed the specified minimum return.



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We granted BKI a senior security interest in our assets until such time as the specified minimum return is paid, in which case, the security interest will be released except with respect to the patents and proceeds directly related to Funded Actions.  The security interest is enforceable by BKI in the event that we are in default under the agreement which would occur if (i) we fail, after notice, to pay proceeds to BKI, (ii) we become insolvent or insolvency proceedings are commenced (and not subsequently discharged) with respect to us, (iii) our creditors commence actions against us (which are not subsequently discharged) that affect our material assets, (iv) we, without BKI’s consent, incur indebtedness other than immaterial ordinary course indebtedness, or (v) there is an uncured non-compliance of our obligations or misrepresentations under the agreement.   As of September 30 , 2016, we are in compliance with our obligations under this agreement.



We have elected to measure our secured contingent payment obligatio n at fair value based on probability-weighted estimated cash outflows, discounted back to present value using a discount rate determined in accordance with accepted valuation methods The secured contingent payment obligation is remeasured to fair value at each reporting period with changes recorded in the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss until the contingency is resolved.  As of September 30 , 2016, the fair value of the obligation is estimated to be $ 1 2,357,697 (see Note 11).

 



9.  Share-Based Compensation



There has been no material change in the assumptions used to compute the fair value of our equity awards, nor in the method used to account for sha re-based compensation from those stated in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 201 5, except for the adoption of ASU 2016-09 as discussed in Note 4



The following table presents share-based compensation expense included in our consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 , respectively:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



 

September 30,

 

September 30,



 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Research and development expenses

 

$

328,631 

 

$

82,670 

 

$

379,836 

 

$

204,928 

Selling, general and administrative
   expenses

 

 

1,094,312 

 

 

113,347 

 

 

1,107,852 

 

 

878,349 

Total share-based expense

 

$

1,422,943 

 

$

196,017 

 

$

1,487,688 

 

$

1,083,277 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



On August 15, 2016, we granted an aggregate of 200,000 restricted stock units (“RSU”) with a total grant date fair value of $1,226,000 to our non-employee directors.  One-half   of the RSUs vested upon grant and the remaining half vest on August 15, 2017.  Also on August 15, 2016, we granted an aggregate of 30 0,000 RSUs with a total grant date fair value of $1, 839 ,000 to employees, including certain of our named executive officers These RSUs vest in four , equal quarter ly   increments beginning on September 1, 2016 .   As of September 30, 2016 , we had approximately $1,860,000 in unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested share-based compensation awards.  This cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximatel y   one year .



On August 12, 2016, our shareholders approved an amendment to our 2011 Long-Term Incentive Equity  Plan to increase the shares authorized for issuance under the plan from 1,200,000 to 1,950,000 shares.  As of September 30, 2016, we have an aggregate of 815,877 available for grant under approved equity plans.  

 

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10 .  Stock Authorization and Issuance



On August 17, 2016, we amended our articles of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 shares.  This amendment was approved by our shareholders on August 12, 2016.  



On January 25, 2016, we sold 454,546 shares of our common stock at a price of $2.20 per share to an accredited investor in a private placement transaction generating gross proceeds of approximately $1,000,000 .  We ha ve   no registration obligations with respect to these shares. 



On February 25, 2016, we issued a warrant to BKI for the purchase of up to 250,000 shares of our common stock in conjunction with their financing arrangement with us (see Note 8).  The warrant had an exercise price of $3.50 per share, was exercisable for five years from the date of issuance, and had piggy-back registration rights of the underlying warrant shares.  On May 27, 2016, in connection with an additional financing arrangement with BKI (see Note 8), the warrant was exchanged for a new warrant for the purchase of up to 350,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share.  The new warrant is exercisable for five years from the date of issuance and has piggy-back registration rights of the underlying warrant shares.  The shares underlying the warrants were registered on a registration statement that was declared effective on August 2, 2016 (File No. 333-212670).  



On March 29, 2016, we effected a one-for-ten reverse stock split of our common stock, and our common stock began trading on the NASDAQ capital market on a post-split basis at the open of business on March 30, 2016. As a result of the reverse stock split, every ten shares of our common stock was combined into one share of our common stock.  No fractional shares of our common stock were issued in connection with the reverse stock split.  Any fractional shares created as a result of the reverse stock split were rounded up to the next largest whole number.  The par value and other terms of our common stock were not affected by the reverse stock split.  However, the number of shares of common stock that we are authorized to issue was proportionately reduced from 150,000,000 shares to 15,000,000 .



On April 12, 2016, we issued 200,000 shares of unregistered common stock to an outside consultant in exchange for a $310,000 prepaid retainer for consulting services.  We have no registration obligation with respect to these shares.



In July 2016, we sold 1,090,909 shares of our common stock at a price of $2.75 per share to an accredited investor in a private placement transaction generating gross proceeds of approximately 3,0 00,000 .  We filed a registration statement on July 25, 2016 to register the resale of the common stock and the registration statement was declared effective on August 2, 2016 (File No. 333-212670). 



In July 2016, we also exchanged warrants issued in 2015 to 1624 PV, LLC (“1624”) for a new warrant.  We exchanged three common stock purchase warrants, each entitling 1624 to acquire up to 188,406 shares of our common stock at exercise prices of $15 ,   $25 and $35 , respectively for a new warrant entitling 1624 to acquire up to 200,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.25 per share with an expiration date of June 16, 2018 .  All other terms of the warrant remained unchanged. As a result of this warrant exchange, the number of shares of our common stock subject to warrants decreased by 365,218 shares and we recognized incremental compensation cost of approximately $103,000 which is included in share-based compensation expense .   We file d a post-effective amendment to the previously filed S-3 registration statement (File No. 333-202802) covering the resale of the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants.  This post-effective amendment was declared effective on August 3, 2016 .



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On September 1 , 2016, we issued 45,000 shares of unregistered common stock to an outside consultant   i n exchange for a $120,000 prepaid retainer for executive consulting and advisory services.  We have no registration obligation with respect to these shares.



11 . Fa ir Value Measurements



ASC 820, “Fair Value Measures” establishes a fair value hierarchy based on three levels of inputs:



·

Level 1:  Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets which we can access

·

Level 2:  Observable inputs other than those described in Level 1

·

Level 3:  Unobservable inputs



We determine the fair value of our available-for-sale securities and restricted cash equivalents using a market approach based on quoted prices in active markets (Level 1 inputs).  We measure our secured contingent payment obligation at its estimated fair value using an income approach based on the estimated present value of projected future cash outflows (Level 3 inputs).  Increases or decreases in the unobservable Level 3 inputs would result in higher or lower fair value measurement.  For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, we had no transfers of assets or liabilities between the levels of the hierarchy.



The following table s summarize the fair value of our assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30 , 2016 and December 31, 2015 :







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements



 

Total Fair Value

 

Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)

 

Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)

 

Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)

September 30, 2016:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Money market funds

 

$

57,194 

 

$

57,194 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

628,674 

 

 

628,674 

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Restricted cash equivalents

 

 

2,737,321 

 

 

2,737,321 

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secured contingent payment
   obligation

 

 

12,357,697 

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

12,357,697 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements



 

Total Fair Value

 

Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)

 

Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)

 

Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)

December 31, 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

$

1,789,947 

 

$

1,789,947 

 

$

 -

 

$

 -



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Changes in the fair value of our Level 3 secured contingent payment obligation for the nine months ended September 30 , 2016 were as follows :





 

 

 



 

 

 



 

Secured
Contingent
Payment
Obligation

Balance at December 31, 2015

 

$

 -

Issuance of contingent payment obligation 1

 

 

12,665,070 

Repayment

 

 

(3,339,980)

Change in fair value

 

 

3,032,607 

Balance at September 30, 2016

 

$

12,357,697 



 

 

 



  1- Recorded net of $334,930 fair value assigned to the warrants issued in connection with the transaction (see Note 8).







12 .  Commitments and Contingencies



Legal Proceedings



From time to time, we are subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of our business.  These proceedings include patent enforcement actions initiated by us against others for the infringement of our technologies, as well as proceedings brought by others against us at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTAB”) in an attempt to invalidate certain of our patent claims.   These patent-related proceedings are more fully described below.   Although there is at least a reasonable possibility of an unfavorable outcome in any one or more of these matters, we believe that any such outcome is not expected to have a material im pact on our financial position or results of operation s .



ParkerVision vs. Qualcomm, Inc.

On July 20, 2011, we filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida (the “Middle District of Florida”) against Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) seeking damages and injunctive relief for infringement of several of our patents related to radio-frequency receivers and the down-conversion of electromagnetic signals.  Qualcomm filed a counterclaim against us alleging invalidity and unenforceability of each of our patents.  In October 2013, a jury found that all of Qualcomm’s accused products directly and indirectly infringed all eleven claims of the four patents asserted by us and awarded us $172.7 million in damages.  The jury also found that Qualcomm did not prove its claims of invalidity for any of the eleven claims of the four patents in the case, and furthermore found that we did not prove our claims of willfulness, which would have allowed enhancement of the jury-awarded damages.  On June 20, 2014, a final district court ruling was issued in which the court overturned the jury’s verdict of infringement thus nullifying the damages award.  We appealed this decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) and  Qualcomm filed a counter-appeal on the issues of validity and damages.  On July 31, 2015, the appellate court upheld the district court’s determination of non-infringement and overturned the district court’s decision on validity, ruling that ten of the eleven patent claims in the case were invalid.  On October 2, 2015, the CAFC denied our petition for a rehearing with respect to infringement of the one claim that was not invalidated by the CAFC.  On February 29, 2016, we filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court”) in this matter.  On March 28, 2016, the Supreme Court denied our petition requesting a review of the appellate court’s decision.  We have no further appeals available to us in this action.

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ParkerVision vs. Qualcomm, HTC, and Samsung

On May 1, 2014, we filed a complaint in the Middle District of Florida against Qualcomm, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., and HTC (HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc) (the “Qualcomm Action”) seeking unspecified damages and injunctive relief for infringement of seven of our patents related to RF up-conversion, systems for control of multi-mode, multi-band communications, baseband innovations including control and system calibration, and wireless protocol conversion. On August 21, 2014, we amended our complaint adding Samsung as a defendant.  We also added infringement claims of four additional patents to this case.  On November 17, 2014, certain of the defendants filed counterclaims of non-infringement and invalidity for all patents in the case.  A claim construction hearing was held on August 12, 2015 but no ruling on claim construction has been issued by the court.   In January 2016, the court granted the parties’ joint motion to dismiss claims and counterclaims related to six patents in the case in order to narrow the scope of the litigation.  In February 2016, the court granted the parties’ joint motion to stay these proceedings until resolution of the proceedings at the ITC as discussed below.  In July 2016, we entered into a confidential patent license and settlement agreement with Samsung and, as a result, the court granted our motion to remove Samsung from these proceedings.



Qualcomm Inc. and Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. vs. ParkerVision

On August 27, 2015, Qualcomm, Inc. and Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. filed an aggregate of ten petitions for Inter partes review (“IPR”) with the PTAB seeking to invalidate certain claims related to three of the eleven patents originally asserted in our Qualcomm Action.  We filed preliminary responses to these petitions in December 2015. In March 2016, the PTAB issued decisions denying institution of trial for three of the petitions, all of which relate to our U.S. patent 7,039,372 (“the ‘372 Patent”) and instituting trial for the remaining petitions, all of which relate to our U.S. patent 6,091,940 (the ‘940 Patent”) and U.S. patent 7,966,012 (“the ‘012 Patent”).   The ‘372 Patent and the ‘940 Patent are among the patents asserted in the Qualcomm Actio n.  On May 2, 2016, we entered a motion disclaiming the challenged claims of the ‘012 Patent and, on May 5, 2016, the PTAB granted our motion and entered an adverse judgment against us with respect to those claims. Our responses to the remaining petitions that were instituted for trial were filed in May 2016 and replies from Qualcomm were filed in September 2016.  Oral arguments with regard to the remaining claims in the ‘940 patent are scheduled for November 29, 2016. 



ParkerVision v. Apple, LG, Samsung and Qualcomm

On December 15, 2015, we filed a complaint with the United States ITC against Apple, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., (collectively, “LG”), Samsung and Qualcomm alleging that these companies have engaged in unfair trade practices by unlawfully importing into the U.S. and selling various products that infringe certain of our patents.  We also requested that the ITC bar the defendants from continuing to import and sell infringing products in the U.S.  In December 2015, we also filed a corresponding patent infringement complaint in the Middle District of Florida against these same defendants seeking undisclosed damages for the alleged infringement of the same patents.   In January 2016, the ITC instituted an investigation based on our complaint. In February 2016, the district court proceedings were stayed pending resolution of the proceedings at the ITC.  In July 2016, we entered into a confidential patent license and settlement agreement with Samsung and, as a result, Samsung has been removed from both the ITC and related district court action.   The ITC hearing with regard to the remaining defendants is scheduled for March 2017.   











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ParkerVision v. LG

In June 2016, we filed a complaint in Munich Regional Court against LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH, a German subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. (“LG”) seeking damages and injunctive relief for the alleged infringement of one of our German patents. A hearing in this case was held on November 10, 2016.   On November 14, 2016, the court concluded that certain LG products using Qualcomm RF circuitry infringe our patent.  Subject to successful completion of the co-pending nullity action in the German Federal Patent Court in Munich, the regional court will enjoin the sale and importation of these LG products in Germany.  The nullity action is a validity only challenge and a ruling in the nullity proceeding is expected as early as the first half of 2017.



ParkerVision v. Apple

In October 2016, we filed a complaint in Munich Regional Court against Apple, Inc., Apple Distribution International, and Apple Retail Germany B.V. & Co. KG (collectively, “Apple”) seeking damages and injunctive relief for the alleged infringement of the same German patent as in the LG case.  A hearing has been scheduled for May 2017.





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IT EM 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations



Forward-Looking Statements



We believe that it is important to communicate our future expectations to our shareholders and to the public.  This quarterly report contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, in particular, statements about our future plans, objectives, and expectations contained in this Item.  When used in this quarterly report and in future filings by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the words or phrases “expects”, “will likely result”, “will continue”, “is anticipated”, “estimated” or similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements.”  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results and those presently anticipated or projected, including the risks and uncertainties identified in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fis cal year ended December 31, 2015 (the “Annual Report”) and in this Item 2 of Part I of this quarterly report.  Examples of such risks and uncertainties include general economic and business conditions, competition, unexpected changes in technologies and technological advances, the timely development and commercial acceptance of new products and technologies, reliance on key business and sales relationships, reliance on our intellectual property, the outcome of our intellectual property litigation and the ability to obtain adequate financing in the future.  We have no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect anticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.



Corporate Website



We webcast our earnings calls and certain events we participate in or host with members of the investment community in the investor relations section of our website. Additionally, we announce investor information, including news and commentary about our business, financial performance and related matters, SEC filings, notices of investor events, and our press and earnings releases, in the investor relations section of our website ( http://ir.parkervision.com ). Investors and others can receive notifications of new information posted in the investor relations section in real time by signing up for email alerts and/or RSS feeds. Further corporate governance information, including our governance guidelines, board committee charters, and code of conduct, is also available in the investor relations section of our website under the heading “Corporate Governance.” The content of our website is not incorporated by reference into this quarterly report or in any other report or document we file with the SEC, and any references to our website are intended to be inactive textual references only.



Overview



We are in the business of innovating fundamental wireless technologies.   We design, develop and market our proprietary radio frequency (“RF”) technologies and products for use in semiconductor circuits for wireless communication products.   We have expended significant financial and other resources to research and develop our RF technologies and to obtain patent protection for those technologies in the United States and certain foreign jurisdictions.  We believe certain patents protecting our proprietary technologies have been broadly infringed by others and therefore our business plan includes enforcement of our intellectual property rights through patent infringement litigation and licensing efforts.



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We have a three-part growth strategy that includes product and component sales and design services, intellectual property licensing and/or product ventures, and intellectual property enforcement.  We have made significant investments in developing and protecting our technologies and products, the returns on which are dependent upon the generation of future revenues from product sales and/or licensing for realization. 



Recent Events



German Patent Infringement Case Against LG

On November 14, 2016, following a November 10, 2016 hearing, the Munich regional district court confirmed its September   preliminary opinion concluding that certain LG products using Qualcomm RF circuits infringe a ParkerVision wireless transmitter patent. Subject to successful completion of the co-pending nullity action in the German Federal Patent Court in Munich, the regional court will enjoin the sale and importation of LG products in Germany. The nullity action before the German Federal Patent Court is a validity only challenge.  A ruling in the nullity proceeding is expected as early as the first half of 2017.



Patent License and Settlement Agreement with Samsung

On July 15, 2016, we entered into a patent license and settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and its affiliates (“Samsung”).  Under the terms of the agreement, we granted Samsung a perpetual, worldwide license to our current patent portfolio, subject to certain exclusions.   We also agreed to terminate Samsung from the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) investigation and to dismiss our claims against Samsung in two district court cases.   Refer to “Legal Proceedings” in Note 12 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this quarterly report for a further discussion of these cases.  We recognized revenue from Samsung during the three months ended September 30, 2016 in connection with this agreement .     Additional amounts may be received in the future related to this agreement that are not recognized in our consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 .



Liquidity and Capital Resources



At September 30, 2016, our capital resources consisted of approximately $1.1 m illion in cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale securities and approximately $2.7 million in restricted cash and cash equivalents.   The restricted cash and cash equivalents represents the unused portion of the re stricted funds received from BKI .  



We used cash for operations of approximately $2.9 million and $11.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively, of which $2.4 million and $8.3 million, respectively, was funded from restricted cash and cash equivalents.   Our arrangements with our attorneys for the ITC and related proceedings provide for fee caps such that our legal fees and expenses are not expected to exceed the restricted funds received.  However, o ur unrestricted capital resources at September 30 , 2016 , are not sufficient to support our working capital requirements for the next twelve months which raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.



Our repayment obligation to BKI is recorded as a long-term liability in our accompanying consolidated balance sheets and is measured at its estimated fair value at the end of each reporting period.   We repaid $3.3 million of this obligation during the three months ended September 30, 2016.  As of September 30, 2016, the fair value of the remaining obligation is estimated to b e $12,3 57,697 .  In addition, we have an unsecured promissory note for $825,000 t o a related party that matures on December 31, 2017. 



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Our ability to meet our operating costs for 2016 is dependent upon our ability to (i) successfully negotiate licensing agreements and/or settlements for the use of our technologies by others and/or (ii) our ability to develop, market and sell existing and new products.  Funds received from future patent license and litigation settlement agreements will first be designated for repayment of our secured contingent payment obligation.  Thereafter, any remaining revenues from patent-related activities will be subject to prorated contingent payments to third-parties, including legal counsel.  In general, we expect that revenue generated from patent enforcement actions, technology licenses and/or the sale of products and the sale of services in 2016 will not be sufficient to cover our operating expenses and our secured contingent repayment obligations. 



We expect to continue to invest in patent prosecution and enforcement, product development, and sales, marketing, and customer support for our technologies and products.   The long-term continuation of our business plan is dependent upon the generation of sufficient revenues from our technologies and/or products to offset expenses and contingent payment obligations.  In the event that we do not generate sufficient revenues, we will be required to obtain additional funding through public or private debt or equity financing or contingent fee arrangements and/or reduce operating costs.  Failure to generate sufficient revenues, raise additional capital through debt or equity financings or contingent fee arrangements, and/or reduce operating costs will have a material adverse effect on our ability to meet our long-term liquidity needs and achieve our intended long-term business objectives.



Results of Operations for Each of the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015



We use both generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and non-GAAP financial measures for assessing our consolidated results of operations.  The non-GAAP measures we use include Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss per Share.  These non-GAAP measures exclude the effect on net loss and net loss per share of (i) changes in fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation and (ii) share-based compensation expense.  Share-based compensation is a non-cash expense item that is subject to significant fluctuation in value based on the volatility of the market price of our common stock, and the expense recognized on a GAAP basis is not necessarily indicative of the compensation realized by our executives, employees and non-employee directors.   The change in fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation is subject to significant estimates and assumptions regarding future events and, similar to interest on long-term debt obligations, is a reflection of our cost of financing rather than our operating activities.  Accordingly, we consider these non-GAAP measures to provide relevant supplemental information to assist investors in better understanding our operating results.  These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. 



Refer to “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in this section for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.



Revenue and Gross Margin

Our revenue increased approximately $3,995,000 during the three month period ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  For the nine month period ended September 30, 2016, our revenue increased approximately $4,059,000 when compared to the same period in 2015. 



Our gross margin increased approximately $3,699,000 during the three month period ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  For the nine month period ended September 30, 2016, our gross margin increased approximately $3,722,000 when compared to the same period in 2015.   Cost of sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 consisted primarily of patent amortization expense. 

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The increase in revenue and margin for both the three and nine month periods is the result of licensing and settlement revenue and related cost recognized in the third quarter of 2016.    



For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, our revenue consisted primarily of product and service revenue.  Our cost of sales for product and services include d   the cost of materials ,   labor and overhead incurred under our engineering services contracts. 



Research and Development Expenses

Research and development expenses consist primarily of engineering and related management and support personnel costs; fees for outside engineering design services which we use from time to time to supplement our internal resources; depreciation expense related to our assets used in product development; prototype production and materials costs, which represent the fabrication and packaging costs for prototype integrated circuits, as well as the cost of supporting components for prototype board development; software licensing and support costs, which represent the annual licensing and support maintenance for engineering design and other software tools; and rent and other overhead costs for our engineering design facility.  Personnel costs include share-based compensation amounts which have been determined based on the grant date fair value of equity-based awards to our employees and then recorded to expense over the vesting period of the award. 



Our research and development expenses in creased approximately $ 261,000 , or 32 %, during the three months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the sa me period in 2015.  This is primarily the result of an increase in share-based compensation as a result of new awards granted to engineering executives and employees in August 2016. 



Our research and development expenses decreased approximately $ 1,190,000 , or 32 %, during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  This decrease is primarily due to a reduction in personnel and related expenses following a June 2015 workforce reduction.



Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses consist primarily of executive, director, sales and marketing, and finance and administrative personnel costs, including share-based compensation,   and costs incurred for insurance, shareholder relations and outside legal and professional services, including litigation expenses. 



Our selling, general and administrative expenses increased approximately $ 1,248,000 or 54 %, during the three months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  This is the result of an increase in litigation fees and expenses of approximately $565,000 and an increase in share based compensation expense of approximately $981,000, partially offset by a $279,000 decrease in amortization expense .  

   

Our selling, general and administrative expenses increased approximately $ 3,274,000 or 33 %, during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  This is the result of an increase in litigation fees and expenses of approximately $ 3,925,000 and an increase in share-based compensation expense of approximately $ 230,000, partially offset by a decrease in personnel and related expenses of approximately $ 519,000 and a decrease in amortization expense of approximately $270,000 .

   

The increase in litigation related fees and expenses for three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 is the result of increased patent- related legal activities to support our ITC case and our German litigation (see Note 12 to our condensed consolidated financial statements included in this quarterly report) .  These increased costs are primarily funded from our restricted cash and cash equivalents.

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The increase in share-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 is the result of equity awards granted to directors and executives in August 2016, partially offset by a decrease in expense attribution related to executive long-term equity incentive awards from prior years that became fully vested in mid-2015.  The decrease in personnel and related expenses is primarily the result of our June 2015 reduction in workforce. 



The decrease in amortization expense for the three and nine month periods is due to the inclusion of patent amortization expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 in cost of sales.



Change in Fair Value of Contingent Payment Obligation  

We have elected to measure our secured contingent payment obligation at fair value which is based on significant unobservable inputs.  We estimated the fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation using an income approach based on the estimated present value of projected future cash outflows using a risk-adjusted discount rate.  Increases or decreases in the significant unobservable inputs could result in significant increases or decreases in fair value.



For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, the fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation increased by approximately $726,000 and $3,033,000, respectively.  This increase is a result of changes in the estimated timing and amount of projected future cash outflows resulting from the funded actions.



Adjusted Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss Per Share

Adjusted net loss decreased by approximately $2.8 million, or 94%, during the three months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  The decrease in adjusted net loss is a result of t he increase in revenue, somewhat offset by increases in litigation fees and expenses related primarily to our ITC action.   On a per share basis, our adjusted net loss per common share decreased by $0.29 per share, or 97%.   This decrease is a result of the decrease in our adjusted net loss and a 30% increase in our weighted average common shares outstanding. 



Adjusted net loss decreased by approximately $1.4 million, or 11%, during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.  The decrease in adjusted net loss for the nine month period is a result of the increase in revenue and a decrease in personnel and related costs, largely offset by increases in litigation fees and expenses related primarily to our ITC action.   On a per share basis, our adjusted net loss per common share decreased by $0.34 per share, or 26%.   This decrease is a result of the decrease in our adjusted net loss and a 22% increase in our weighted average common shares outstanding.



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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following table presents a reconciliation of our net loss to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively :





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(in thousands)

 

September 30,

 

September 30,



 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Net loss

 

$

(2,334)

 

$

(3,136)

 

$

(15,838)

 

$

(13,754)

Excluded items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Share-based compensation

 

 

1,423 

 

 

196 

 

 

1,488 

 

 

1,083 

 Change in fair value of contingent payment obligation

 

 

726 

 

 

 -

 

 

3,033 

 

 

 -

 Adjusted net loss

 

$

(185)

 

$

(2,940)

 

$

(11,317)

 

$

(12,671)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of our net loss per common share to the non-GAAP measure of adjusted net loss per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively :





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



 

September 30,

 

September 30,



 

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Basic and diluted net loss per common share

 

$

(0.18)

 

$

(0.32)

 

$

(1.33)

 

$

(1.40)

Excluded items

 

 

0.17 

 

 

0.02 

 

 

0.38 

 

 

0.11 

Adjusted net loss per common share

 

$

(0.01)

 

$

(0.30)

 

$

(0.95)

 

$

(1.29)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off-Balance Sheet Transactions, Arrangements and Other Relationships



As of September 30, 2016, we had outstanding warrants to purchase 420,000 shares of our common stock.  The estimated grant date fair value of these warrants of $ 826,006 is included in shareholders’ equity in our consolidated balance sheets.  The outstanding warrants have an average exercise price of $2.21 per share and a weighted average remaining life of approximately 4 years.



Contractual Obligations



There have been no material changes in our contractual obligations as set forth in our Annual Report, except as follows:



In February 2016, we converted $825,000 in current liabilities payable to a related party to an unsecured promissory note.   Interest on the note is payable monthly on the outstanding principal balance at a rate of 8% per annum and the note matures on December 31, 2017.



Also , in February 2016, as amended in May 2016, we entered into a litigation funding agreement with BKI whereby we received proceeds of $13 million in exchange for BKI’s right to reimbursement and compensation from gross proceeds resulting from patent enforcement and other patent monetization actions.  The amount and timing of our repayment obligation is dependent upon the amount and timing of proceeds received by us for patent-related activities.  We repaid approximately $3.3 million of this obligation during the three months ended September 30, 2016.  The estimated fair market value of the remaining obligation as of September 30, 2016 is approximately $12.4 million .

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Critical Accounting Policies



There have been no changes in accounting policies from those stated in our Annual Report , except as follows:



Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents

Restricted cash and cash equivalents represent cash on hand and money market investments that are restricted for specific use in payment of legal fees and expenses related to certain of our patent infringement actions.  The restricted money market investments have weighted average maturities of three months or less when purchased and are recorded at fair value. 



Secured Contingent Payment Obligation

We have accounted for our secured contingent repayment obligation as long-term debt in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-10-25, “Sales of Future Revenues or Various other Measures of Income.” Our repayment obligations are contingent upon the receipt of proceeds from patent enforcement and/or patent monetization actions.   We have elected to measure our secured contingent payment obligation at its fair value in accordance with ASC 825, “Financial Instruments” based on the variable and contingent nature of the repayment provisions. We have determined that the fair value of our secured contingent payment obligation falls within Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy which involves significant estimates and assumptions including projected future patent-related proceeds and the risk-adjusted rate for discounting future cash flows.  Actual results could differ from the estimates made.



Revenue Recognition

We derive revenue from licensing of our intellectual property, settlements from patent infringement disputes, sales of integrated circuit products, and engineering services.  The timing of revenue recognition and the amount of revenue recognized depends upon a variety of factors, including the specific terms of each arrangement and the nature of our deliverables and obligations.  In general, we recognize revenue when there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, the amounts are fixed and determinable and the collectability is reasonably assured.



Revenue from the sale of products is recognized at the time of shipment to the customer or when the other criteria for revenue recognition are met, if later.  Revenue from providing services is recognized when earned.  Unearned revenue consists of product inventory held by a distributor and retainer payments received on services contracts. 



The consideration received from patent license and settlement agreements is allocated to the various elements of the arrangement to the extent the revenue recognition differs between the elements of the arrangement.  Elements related to past and future royalties as well as elements related to settlement will be recorded as revenue in our consolidated statement of comprehensive loss when earned.  We recognize revenues upon execution of a patent license and settlement agreement by both parties provided that the amounts are fixed and determinable, there are no significant undelivered obligations and collectability is reasonably assured.  We do not recognize any revenue prior to the execution of an agreement as there is no reliable basis on which we can estimate the amounts related to the elements of the arrangement, or assess collectability.   In addition, we do not recognize as revenue any consideration in the agreement that is contingent upon the occurrence of future events until such time that those future events occur.  



Accounting for Share-Based Compensation

In April 2016, we adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-09,   “Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.”  ASU 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, classification on the statement of

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cash flows and forfeiture rate calculations. We have elected to account for forfeitures of share-based equity awards as they occur .  The adoption of ASU 2016-09 had no impact on our consolidated financial statements except for the reclassification of the value of shares withheld for payment of taxes in our accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows.



IT EM 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk. 



For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 , there were no material changes from the market risk information disclosed under Item 7A of Part II of our Annual Report.  We are exposed to market risk from changes in currency exchange rates that could impact our results of operations and financial position.  We have assets and liabilities denominated in non-functional currencies which are remeasured at each reporting period.  Any gains or losses recognized for changes in currency exchange rates are included in operating expenses in our consolidated statements of comprehensive loss.  We do not consider the market risk from changes in currency exchange rates to be material.



ITE M 4.  Controls and Procedures.



Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures



As of September 30, 2016 , our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).   Based upon this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that these disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2016 .  



Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting



There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(d) under the Exchange Act that occurred during the last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.



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PA RT II - OTHER INFORMATION



ITEM 1.  Legal Proceedings.



Reference is made to the section entitled “Legal Proceedings” in Note 1 2 to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in this quarterly report for a discussion of current legal proceedings, which discussion is incorporated herein by reference. 



ITEM 1A.  Risk Factors.



There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in Item 1A of Part I of our Annual Report.  In addition to the information in this quarterly report, the risk factors disclosed in our Annual Report should be carefully considered in evaluating our business because such factors may have a significant impact on our business, operating results, liquidity and financial condition.



I TEM 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.





On April 12, 2016, we issued 200,000 shares of our common stock to a consultant in payment for shareholder relations services valued at $310,000.  These shares were issued pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as the vendor is a sophisticated investor, with such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the investment.



On July 6, 2016, we consummated the sale of 1,090,909 shares of our common stock at a price of $2.75 per share in a private placement transaction for gross proceeds of approximately $3 million.  T he shares were issued pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 506 of Regulation D thereunder, as the investor is a sophisticated investor, with such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the investment.  The private placement is more fully described in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 7, 2016 and such description is incorporated herein by reference.  The proceeds from our unregistered sales of equity securities are being used for general working capital purposes.



On September 1, 2016, we issued 45,000 shares of our common stock to a consultant in payment for executive advisory services valued at $120,000.   These shares were issued pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as the vendor is a sophisticated investor, with such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the investment .



IT EM 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities.



None.



IT EM 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures.



Not applicable.



IT EM 5.  Other Information. 



On November 14, 2016 , we issued a press release announcing our financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 .  The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

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The foregoing information, including the exhibit related thereto, is furnished in response to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any disclosure document of the Registrant, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such document.



IT EM 6.  Exhibits .  





 

 

3.1 

 

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.1 of Current Report on Form 8-K filed August 18, 2016)



 

 

3.2 

 

Bylaws, as amended (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.2 of Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998)



 

 

3.3 

 

Certificate of Designations of the Preferences, Limitations, and Relative Rights of Series E Preferred Stock, dated November 21, 2005 (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 4.02 of Form 8-K filed November 21, 2005)



 

 

3.4 

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference from Exhibit 3.1 of Current Report on Form 8-K filed August 1 4 , 200 7 )



 

 

10.1 

 

Settlement and Patent License Agreement between Registrant and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. dated July 15, 2016**



 

 

31.1 

 

Section 302 Certification of Jeffrey L. Parker, CEO*



 

 

31.2 

 

Section 302 Certification of Cynthia L. Poehlman, CFO*



 

 

32.1 

 

Section 906 Certification*



 

 

99.1 

 

Earnings Press Release*



 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance Document*



 

 

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema*



 

 

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase*



 

 

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase*



 

 

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase*



 

 

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase*



 

 

*Filed herewith

**Portions of this exhibit have been omitted pursuant to a request for confidential treatment filed    separately with the SEC.



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SIG NATURES



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.





 

 

 



ParkerVision, Inc.

 



Registrant

 



 

 

 



 

 

 

November 14, 2016

By:  

/s/ Jeffrey L. Parker

 



 

Jeffrey L. Parker

 



 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 



 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 







 

 

 



 

 

 

November 14, 2016

By:  

/s/ Cynthia L. Poehlman

 



 

Cynthia L. Poehlman

 



 

Chief   Financial   Officer

 



 

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal

 



 

  Accounting Officer)

 



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EXH IBIT INDEX





 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

10.1 

 

Settlement and Patent License Agreement between Registrant and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. dated July 15, 2016



 

 

31.1 

 

Section 302 Certification of Jeffrey L. Park er, CEO



 

 

31.2 

 

Section 302 Certification of Cynthia L. Poehlman, CFO



 

 

32.1 

 

Section 906 Certification



 

 

99.1 

 

Earnings Press Release



 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance Document



 

 

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema



 

 

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase



 

 

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase



 

 

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase



 

 

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase







 



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SETTLEMENT AND PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT



This Settlement and Patent License Agreement (“ Agreement ”) is made as of July 1, 2016 (“ Effective Date ”) between Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a Korean corporation having its principal place of business at 129 Samsung-ro (Maetan-dong), Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates (as defined below) (collectively, “ Samsung ”) and ParkerVision, Inc., a Florida corporation having its principal place of business at 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 400, Jacksonville, FL 32256, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates (collectively, “ ParkerVision ”). As used herein, “ Party ” refers to ParkerVision or Samsung, as the case may be, and “ Parties ” refers to ParkerVision and Samsung collectively.



WHEREAS , ParkerVision filed a complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ ITC ”), and the ITC instituted an investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. §1337 of Apple, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., Samsung, and Qualcomm Incorporated ( Qualcomm ), and certain of their Affiliates (defined below), captioned Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same , Inv. No. 337-TA-982 (the “ Investigation ”);



WHEREAS , ParkerVision sued Samsung and has pending allegations of patent infringement in proceedings (currently stayed) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against: (a) Apple Inc., Qualcomm, Samsung, and LG Electronics, Inc., and certain of their Affiliates, captioned ParkerVision v. Apple, Inc. et al. , Case No. 3:15-cv-01477-BJD-JRK, and (b) Qualcomm, HTC Corporation, and Samsung, and certain of their Affiliates, captioned ParkerVision v. Qualcomm Incorporated et al. , Case No. 6:14-cv-00687-PGB-KRS, (collectively, the “ Lawsuits ”);



WHEREAS , the Parties wish to settle all claims that have been asserted or may be asserted by ParkerVision against Samsung and its Affiliates, with respect to the Licensed Products, including the dismissal and/or termination of Samsung and its Affiliates from the Investigation and the Lawsuits, in a manner that does not waiv e, forfeit, exhaust or otherwise impair ParkerVision s historic, present, and future right and ability to assert infringement claims directly against the manufacturer(s) of any Excluded Component(s), including but not limited to any such claims presently asserted in the Investigation and/or the Lawsuits; and



WHEREAS , ParkerVision desires to grant, and Samsung desires to acquire, certain licenses, covenants, and releases under ParkerVision s patents, on the terms and conditions herein;



NOW THEREFORE , in consideration of the above premises and the mutual covenants and releases contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties intending to be legally bound hereby agree as follows:

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1. DEFINITIONS.



1.1 Affiliate ” means, with respect to any person or entity, any other person or entity, such as a present or future corporation, joint venture, firm, or other entity that, directly or indirectly, Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with, such person or entity, but only during such time that such Control exists.



1.2 Control ” means (i) the ownership, or the direct or indirect control, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting stock or other voting ownership interest of an entity, or (ii) the sole power to elect, appoint, or cause the election or appointment of, directly or indirectly, at least a majority of the members of the board of directors (or such other governing body that exercises a similar level of control) of an entity. The terms “Controlled” and “Controls” shall have a correlative meaning.



1.3 Excluded Components ”   [ * ]



1.4 Licensed Patents ”   [* ]



1.5 Licensed Products ”   [ * ]



1.6 Term ” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.





2. LICENSE, COVENANT, RELEASE & DISMISSAL.



2.1 License . ParkerVision, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates, hereby grants, and shall grant, to Samsung and its Affiliates, a [ * ] perpetual, worldwide license under the Licensed Patents to [ * ] any Licensed Products, and to practice any process or method involved in the design, manufacture, assembly, testing, or use of the Licensed Products.



2.2 Covenant for Excluded Components .   [ * ]



2.3 Release .   [*]



2.4 Unknown Claims . The Parties expressly understand and acknowledge the possibility that unknown claims may exist that arise from or relate to the claims being released in this Agreement, and that the Parties have bargained for a full accord, satisfaction and discharge of all such claims. Consequently, the Parties expressly waive all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code and all statutes or other laws of similar effect in any other jurisdictions throughout the world. Section 1542 reads as follows:



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A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.



The Parties accept and assume the risk that facts relating to the subject matter of this Agreement may hereafter be found to be different from the facts now believed to be true, and agree that this Agreement and the releases in it shall remain effective notwithstanding any such differences.



2.5 Worldwide Scope . ParkerVision agrees that the licenses, covenants, and releases under this Agreement permit Samsung and its customers and distributors to sell Licensed Products anywhere in the world, regardless of the country in which the first sale of such Licensed Product took place.



2.6 No Admission . The Parties agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an admission of liability, validity, or enforceability by Samsung with respect to the Licensed Patents.



2.7 Dismissal . Within five (5) business days from the execution of this Agreement, ParkerVision shall: (a) file a motion to terminate Samsung and its Affiliates from the Investigation, in the form set forth in Exhibit A ; and (b) dismiss, without prejudice (subject to Section 2.3), all claims brought against Samsung and its Affiliates in the Lawsuits by filing a Stipulation and Order of Dismissal without Prejudice as to the Samsung Defendants only in the form as set forth in Exhibit B attached hereto. Each of the parties shall bear its own legal fees and costs with regard to such filings, the Investigation, and the Lawsuits.



2.8 No Validity C hallenge . Samsung, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates, agrees that for such time as the licenses and covenants are in effect, it shall not challenge, and shall not assist or cause any third party to challenge the validity of any Licensed Patent unless ParkerVision or any of its Affiliates asserts any patent infringement claims against products of Samsung or its Affiliates, or their customers, distributors or end-users with respect to such products, or contests or assists in the contest of, the validity of any of Samsung’s or its Affiliates’ patents.



2.9 No Other Rights . Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as conferring any rights by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under any intellectual property rights other than the rights expressly granted in this Agreement with respect to the Licensed Patents. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by ParkerVision.





3. PAYMENT.

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4. WARRANTIES.



Each Party warrants and represents that it is a validly existing business and in good standing under the laws of the respective jurisdictions in which it has activities, and has the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder and consummate the transactions contemplated herein. ParkerVision represents and warrants to Samsung that (i) it owns or has the right to grant licenses, releases and covenants under the Licensed Patents, (ii) ParkerVision has not transferred to any third party any ownership, control, or rights to enforce under any patents in the twelve (12) month period prior to the Effective Date, and (iii) no third party owns any right to enforce or recover for infringement of the Licensed Patents.





5. TERM AND TERMINATION.



5.1 Term . This Agreement shall be effective as of the Effective Date and ends upon the last to expire of those patents and patent applications that ParkerVision or its Affiliates owns or controls as of the Effective Date (“ Term ”).

 

5.2 Termination for Breach . If either Party materially defaults in fulfilling any of its obligations under this Agreement and such default is not cured within thirty (30) days after notice from the other Party specifying the nature of the default, then the non-defaulting Party may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice of termination to the defaulting Party. Otherwise, this Agreement may only be terminated by the mutual written agreement of the Parties.





6. ASSIGNABILITY.



6.1 Assignment . Neither Party may grant or assign any rights or delegate any duties under this Agreement to any third party without the prior written consent of the other Party, and any attempted assignment without such consent shall be null and void.



6.2 Binding Effect . The licenses, covenants and releases set forth in this Agreement shall run with the Licensed Patents and shall be binding on any successors-in-interest or assigns thereof. ParkerVision agrees that it shall assign, sell or otherwise transfer any of the Licensed Patents only upon the acquiring party’s agreement to be bound by the licenses, covenants and releases set forth in this Agreement. This Agreement shall be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Parties and their permitted successors and assigns.



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7. CONFIDENTIALITY.



The terms and conditions of this Agreement and all correspondence relating to this Agreement are confidential, and shall not be disclosed to any third party except: (i) with the prior written consent of the other Party, (ii) as may be required by applicable law, regulation or order of a governmental authority of competent jurisdiction, (iii) during the course of litigation so long as the disclosure of such terms and conditions are protected under a court-entered protective order limiting disclosure to outside counsel and so long as the disclosing Party provides the other Party with written notice at least one (1) week prior to such disclosure, (iv) in confidence to a Party s legal or financial counsel with a need to know such information, or (v) in confidence to any party covered by the licenses, releases, or standstill herein (provided that the financial terms shall not be disclosed).





8. NOTICES.



All notices under this Agreement shall be in writing and be addressed to:



For Samsung : [* ]

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Seoul R&D Campus

33, Seongchon-gil, Seocho-gu

06765 Korea

E-mail: [ * ]





For ParkerVision : Cynthia Poehlman

Chief Financial Officer

ParkerVision, Inc.

7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 400

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Email: cpoehlman@parkervision.com





9. MISCELLANEOUS.



9.1 Independent Contractors . Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be deemed to constitute a partnership, agency, employer-employee, or joint venture relationship between the Parties.



9.2 No Other Rights . Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as conferring any right to a license or to otherwise use any patent, patent application,

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trademark, service name, service mark, trade dress, trade secret or other intellectual property belonging to any Party except as expressly set forth herein.



9.3 Severability . If any portion of this Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in force and, if needed, the Parties or a court of competent jurisdiction shall substitute suitable provisions having like economic effect and intent.



9.4 Counterparts . This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which is deemed to be an original but all of which constitute one and the same instrument.



9.5 Headings . The headings inserted in this Agreement are for reference only and shall not be employed in the interpretation of this Agreement.



9.6 Governing Law . This Agreement shall be governed by and construed, and the relationship between the Parties determined, in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.



9.7 Entire Agreement . This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, and replaces any prior oral or written communications, discussions or agreements between them. This Agreement cannot be modified, terminated or amended in any respect orally or by conduct of the Parties. Any modification or amendment may be made only by a writing signed by both Parties. No waiver of any provision shall be binding in any event unless executed in writing by the Party making the waiver.





IN WITNESS WHEREOF , this Agreement has been duly executed by the Parties effective as of the Effective Date.





SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. PARKERVISION, INC.





By: __________________________ By: __________________________



Name:  _______________________ Name:  _______________________



Its:  __________________________ Its:  __________________________



Dated:  _______________________ Dated:  _______________________



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EXHIBIT 31.1



SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION

I, Jeffrey L. Parker, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of ParkerVision, Inc.;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f))for the registrant and have:

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons fulfilling the equivalent functions):

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.



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Date: November 14 , 201 6

Name: /s/ Jeffrey L. Parker



Title: Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)




EXHIBIT 31.2



SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION

I, Cynthia L. Poehlman certify that:

1.  I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of ParkerVision, Inc.;

2.  Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a  material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the per