|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|NOTE M - DIVIDEND POLICY||
On December 7, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the initiation of a dividend policy providing for the payment of a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.05 per common share ($0.10 per common share annually) commencing in 2017. The Company anticipates paying the semi-annual cash dividends in March and September of each year. It is anticipated that the semi-annual cash dividend will continue to be paid through March 2020 (the expiration of the Company's Remote Power Patent) provided that the Company continues to receive royalties from licensees of its Remote Power Patent. On February 9, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.05 per common share which was paid on March 23, 2018 to all common stockholders of record as of March 9, 2018. On February 11, 2019, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share with a payment date of March 25, 2019 to all common stockholders as of March 11, 2019. However, if the Company is unable to overturn the District Court order of non-infringement in its litigation with Hewlett-Packard on appeal to the Federal Circuit (see Note I hereof), or there is not an arbitration ruling that the HP Jury Verdict finding of non-infringement does not apply to certain licensees of the Remote Power Patent including Cisco, the Board of Directors may decide to modify or discontinue semi-annual cash dividends of $0.05 per common share.
The entire disclosure of statutory restrictions on the payment of dividends as prescribed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or state regulatory authorities.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef