Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]



We lease approximately 2,000 square feet of office space at 3150 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California (our principal executive offices) from an unrelated party pursuant to a lease that expires September 30, 2021.  Our base rent is approximately $5,000 per month and the lease provides for annual increases of approximately 3% and an escalation clause for increases in certain operating costs.  Under a lease that expired on May 31, 2019 we also leased approximately 3,000 square feet of office space at 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (our former executive offices) from an unrelated party.  As of August 1, 2018, we had subleased these facilities.  As of October 31, 2019, our non-cancelable operating lease commitments for the San Jose lease for the years ending October 31, 2020 and 2021, was approximately $63,000 and $59,000, respectively.  Rent expense for the years ended October 31, 2019 and 2018, was approximately $60,000 and $114,000, respectively. 

Litigation Matters

Other than lawsuits we bring to enforce our patent rights we are not a party to any material pending legal proceedings other than that which arise in the ordinary course of business.  We believe that any liability that may ultimately result from the resolution of these matters will not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.

Collaborative Research and License Commitments

As of October 31, 2019, our commitments under the collaborative agreement with Moffitt and the license agreement with Cleveland Clinic for the year ending October 31, 2020 were approximately $401,000.