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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of presentation
Basis of presentation
 
The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The accompanying interim financial statements are condensed and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s latest annual financial statements. It is management’s opinion that all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods have been made, and all such adjustments were of a normal recurring nature.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
In accordance with ASU No. 2014-15 Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40), the Company’s management evaluates whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued.
 
At June 30, 2017, the Company has an accumulated deficit since inception of $25,869,033 as well as negative cash flows from operations and had negative working capital of $4,052,012. As of August 10, 2017, the Company had remaining cash of $47,066 which will not be sufficient to meet its plans in the next twelve months from issuance of these financial statements. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Since January 1, 2015, to maintain operations, the Company has generated cash through sales and enforcement of its patents of approximately $7.55 million, sales and licensing revenue from its subsidiary in the ECS business of approximately $363,000, increased debt borrowing from the Senior Lender (as defined below) of $1,126,900, sale of convertible preferred stock of approximately $1.5 million (net of issuance costs and partial redemption), and approximately $8.1 million from the sale of common stock (net of issuance costs). Management will seek to continue operations primarily with revenue received through the Inventergy Innovations commercialization programs and the Company’s share of net patent monetization revenue from the PRIP (see Note 3), but the Company anticipates it will need to seek additional financing through loans and/or the sale of securities. If the Company is required to raise additional financing capital, it may not be able to obtain such additional capital on acceptable terms or at all and the Company may not succeed in its future operations. Additionally, if the Company raises capital through the issuance of equity, current stockholders will experience dilution. If the Company cannot successfully raise additional capital and implement its strategic development plan, its liquidity, financial condition and business prospects will be materially and adversely affected, and the Company may have to cease operations.
 
The transfer of the Patents to INVT SPE under the PRIP, which was completed in April 2017, resulted in the net book value of the Patents being removed from our balance sheet as of April 30, 2017. In addition, the Senior Notes (as defined below) and revenue share liabilities were extinguished as of that date. The net impact on liquidity from these transactions is a decrease in interest expense, a decrease in patent maintenance costs, and a decrease in legal fees. However, the business will need additional capital and/or revenues to continue to execute the Company’s business plan, which will be used to fund operating expenses and Inventergy Innovations partner acquisition expenses. Based on the Company’s internal planning for 2017, which anticipates certain cash inflows and revenue from the Inventergy Innovations commercialization deal pipeline expected to close during 2017, estimated cash expenditures for operating expenses will be approximately $3.4 million for the next twelve months, consisting of approximately $2.1 million in personnel related costs (including costs related to third party consultants performing outsourced functions), $0.3 million in facilities and infrastructure costs and $1.0 million in other operational costs. Based on the foregoing and our existing cash balances and proactive measures to reduce expenses and defer obligations where possible, our management believes we have funds sufficient to meet our anticipated needs for less than two months from the filing date of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
 
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern; however, the above conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to do so. The financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that may result should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
Management estimates and related risks
Management estimates and related risks
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions about the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities, at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported periods. Although these estimates reflect management's best estimates, it is at least reasonably possible that a material change to these estimates could occur in the near term.
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents
 
The Company considers all highly liquid financial instruments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents.
Accounts Receivable, net
Accounts Receivable, net
 
Accounts receivable are stated net of allowances for doubtful accounts. The Company typically grants standard credit terms to customers in good credit standing. The Company generally reserves for estimated uncollectible accounts on a customer-by-customer basis, which requires judgment about each individual customer’s ability and intention to fully pay account balances. The Company makes these judgments based on knowledge of and relationships with customers and current economic trends, and updates estimates on a monthly basis. Any changes in estimate, which can be significant, are included in earnings in the period in which the change in estimate occurs. As of June 30, 2017, the Company has not established any reserves for uncollectable accounts.
Property and equipment, net
Property and equipment, net
 
Property and equipment are recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets (or the term of the lease, if shorter), which range from three to five years. Routine maintenance and repair costs are expensed as incurred. The costs of major additions, replacements and improvements are capitalized. Upon retirement or sale, the cost of assets disposed of and the related accumulated depreciation is removed and any resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to operations.
Intangible Assets
Intangible Assets
 
Intangible assets consist of certain contract rights acquired in the Merger. Intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful life of five years.
Impairment of long-lived assets
Impairment of long-lived assets
 
The Company evaluates the carrying value of long-lived assets on an annual basis, or more frequently whenever circumstances indicate a long-lived asset may be impaired. When indicators of impairment exist, the Company estimates future undiscounted cash flows attributable to such assets. In the event cash flows are not expected to be sufficient to recover the recorded value of the assets, the assets are written down to their estimated fair value.
Concentration of credit risk
Concentration of credit risk
 
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to a concentration of credit risk consist of cash and cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents are deposited with high quality financial institutions. Periodically, such balances are in excess of federally insured limits.
Stock-based compensation
Stock-based compensation
 
The Company has a stock option plan under which incentive and non-qualified stock options and restricted stock awards (“RSAs”) are granted primarily to employees. All share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options and RSAs, are recognized in the financial statements based on their respective grant date fair values. The benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation cost are reported as an operating cash flow.
 
The Company estimates the fair value of share-based payment awards on the date of grant using an option-pricing model. The value of the portion of the award that is ultimately expected to vest is recognized as expense ratably over the requisite service periods in the Company’s statements of comprehensive income or loss. The Company has estimated the fair value of each option award as of the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value of RSAs is calculated as the fair value of the underlying stock multiplied by the number of shares awarded. The awards issued consist of fully-vested stock awards, performance-based restricted shares, and service-based restricted shares.
 
Expenses related to stock-based awards issued to non-employees are recognized at fair value on a recurring basis over the expected service period. The Company estimates the fair value of the awards using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.
Income taxes
Income taxes
 
The Company accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability method whereby deferred tax asset and liability account balances are determined based on temporary differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets will not be realized. Realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon future pretax earnings, the reversal of temporary differences between book and tax income, and the expected tax rates in future periods. The Company has a full valuation allowance on all deferred tax assets.
 
The Company is required to evaluate the tax positions taken in the course of preparing its tax returns to determine whether tax positions are “more-likely-than-not” of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Tax benefits of positions not deemed to meet the more-likely-than-not threshold would be recorded as a tax expense in the current year. The amount recognized is subject to estimate and management judgment with respect to the likely outcome of each uncertain tax position. The amount that is ultimately sustained for an individual uncertain tax position or for all uncertain tax positions in the aggregate could differ from the amount that is initially recognized.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
 
In November 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows. This ASU provides guidance on the presentation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash in the statement of cash flows to reduce the current diversity in practice. The amendments in this update are effective for public business entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company has adopted this standard for its fiscal year 2017. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
 
In March 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. This Update is part of the FASB’s simplification initiative. The areas of simplification involve several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. The new standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. The Company has adopted this standard for its fiscal year 2017. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.