MEDICAL ADVISOR AGREEMENT
THIS MEDICAL ADVISOR AGREEMENT (this Agreement) is entered into effective as of the 30th day of May, 2014, by and between NU-MED PLUS, INC., a Utah corporation (NU-MED), and Dr. Brett Earl, M.D. (Advisor).
NU-MED is engaged in development of medical products with an emphasis on Nitric Oxide delivery mechanism. As part of the development of medical products, NU-MED is creating a medical advisory board to assist in the development of medical products and review of the direction of product development, efficacy and testing.
Advisor is a medical doctor with experience with the use of nitric oxide and other medical treatments being investigated by the Company.
NU-MED has determined it has need for the services of Advisor and accordingly want to set forth the terms upon which NU-MED will retain Advisor to serve for a period of one year on NU-MEDs medical advisory board.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants hereinafter set forth, the benefits to the parties to be derived therefrom and other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, it is agreed as follows:
Services. NU-MED hereby retains Advisor and Advisor hereby agrees to serve NU-MED as an independent advisor providing advice and services to NU-MED in connection with NU-MEDs medical advisory board and as such will sit on such board, participate in all Board meetings, telephone calls and generally assists the Company as set forth in the medical advisory board charter. Advisor agrees to provide such services to NU-MED as NU-MED may from time to time reasonably request, including, without limitation, advice and services with respect to those matters as to which he has special competence by reason of his expertise.
Term. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect from June 1, 2014, until June 1, 2015, unless terminated on sixty (60) day notice from either party. This Agreement shall automatically renew on June 1 of each year through 2017, for a term of one year unless terminated on thirty days prior to the expiration of the Agreement by either party. During any renewal term of this Agreement, either party may terminate on sixty days notice and all compensation set forth in section 3 hereof will be prorated over the one year renewal term or original one year term. For example, if this Agreement is terminated six months into the second year, Advisor shall receive only seventy five thousand (75,000) shares instead of the one hundred fifty (150,000) shares.
Compensation. NU-MED shall pay, and Advisor shall accept, a fee of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) shares of NU-MEDs common stock for Advisors services over the term of this Agreement. On each yearly renewal of this Agreement, if Advisor continues this Agreement, Advisor shall receive one hundred thousand (100,000) additional shares of common stock.
Reimbursement for Costs. NU-MED shall pay all reasonable and necessary business expenses incurred by Advisor in the course of providing advice and services to NU-MED under the terms of this Agreement. Advisor shall obtain written authorization from an executive officer of NU-MED
before committing to any such business expenditure in excess of five hundred dollars ($500). Advisor shall provide NU-MED with all receipts and/or other documentation concerning such business expenses and NU-MED, on receipt of documentation acceptable to it; including a statement setting forth the purpose of such expenses, persons contacted and the expectations or results of such conferences or contacts; shall pay such expenses within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such documentation. Advisor shall pay for all travel between Advisors offices and NU-MEDs offices.
Independent Contractor. Advisor is retained under the terms of this Agreement as an independent contractor and nothing herein shall be construed as creating an employer/employee relationship, partnership or joint venture between the parties. Advisor shall be solely liable for the payment of any taxes imposed or arising out of the payment of the compensation to him by NU-MED as set forth in this Agreement including taxes imposed by Internal Revenue Code Sections 3508; 6153 and sections 1401 through 1403. NU-MED agrees to the following rights of Advisor consistent with an independent contractor relationship:
Advisor has the rights to perform services for others during the term of this Agreement;
Advisor will furnish all equipment and materials used to provide the services required by this Agreement;
Advisor has the right to hire assistants as subcontractors, or to use his employees to provide the services required by this Agreement, provided that NU-MED is not liable for resulting cost; and
Neither Advisor nor his employees or agents shall be required to devote full time to performing the services required by this Agreement.
Authority to Act. The Advisor shall not have the authority to act on behalf of NU-MED or to enter into agreements on behalf of NU-MED.
Nondisclosure of Confidential Information. For purposes of this Agreement, the term Confidential Information means information (i) disclosed to or known by Advisor as a consequence of or through his engagement with NU-MED, (ii) not generally known outside NU-MED, and (iii) which relates to NU-MED's business. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information of a technical nature, such as methods and materials, trade secrets, inventions, processes, formulas, systems, computer programs, and studies, and information of a business nature such as project plans, market information, costs, customer lists, and so forth. Confidential Information does not include information that (i) is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of a disclosure by Advisor in violation of this Agreement, or (ii) is already in Advisor's possession.
Recognizing that NU-MED is presently engaged, and may hereafter continue to be engaged, in the research and development of processes and the performance of services which involve experimental and inventive work, and that the success of NU-MED's business may depend upon the protection of its processes, products and services by patent, copyright or secrecy, and that Advisor has had, or during the course of his engagement may have, access to Confidential Information, as herein defined, Advisor agrees and acknowledges that:
NU-MED has exclusive right and title to all Confidential Information and Advisor hereby assigns all rights he might otherwise possess in any Confidential Information to NU-MED. Except as required in the performance of his duties to NU-MED, Advisor will not at any time during or after the term of his engagement by NU-MED, which term shall include any
time in which Advisor may be retained by NU-MED as an Advisor, directly or indirectly use, communicate, disclose or disseminate any Confidential Information.
All documents, records, notebooks, notes, memoranda and similar repositories of, or containing Confidential Information or any other information of a secret, proprietary, confidential or generally undisclosed nature relating to NU-MED or its operations and activities made or compiled by Advisor at any time or made available to them during the term of his engagement by NU-MED, including any and all copies thereof, shall be the property of NU-MED, shall be held by them in trust solely for the benefit of NU-MED, and shall be delivered to NU-MED by them on the termination of his engagement or at any other time on the request of NU-MED.
Advisor will not assert any rights under any inventions, trademarks, copyrights, discoveries, concepts or ideas, or improvements thereof, or know-how related thereto, as having been made or acquired by them during the term of his employment or engagement if based on or otherwise related to Confidential Information.
Assignment of Inventions.
All discoveries, concepts, and ideas, whether or not patentable or subject to copyright protection, including but not limited to improvements, know-how, data, processes, methods, formulae, and techniques, as well as improvements thereof, or know-how related thereto, concerning any past, present or prospective activities of NU-MED which Advisor makes, discovers or conceives (whether or not during the hours of his engagement or with the use of NU-MED's facilities, materials or personnel), either solely or jointly with others during his engagement by NU-MED or any affiliate and, if based on or related to Confidential Information, at any time after termination of such engagement (collectively, the "inventions"), shall be the sole property of NU-MED, and Advisor agrees to perform the provisions of this Section 8 with respect thereto without the payment by NU-MED of any royalty or any consideration therefor other than the regular compensation paid to Advisor in his capacity as an Advisor.
Any written notebooks maintained by Advisor with respect to Inventions and studies or research projects undertaken on NU-MED's behalf shall at all times be the property of NU-MED and shall be surrendered to NU-MED upon termination of Advisor's engagement or, upon the request of NU-MED, at any time prior thereto.
Advisor hereby assigns to NU-MED all of his rights to Inventions.
Advisor shall sign, acknowledge and deliver promptly to NU-MED, without charge to NU-MED, but at his expense, such written instruments (including applications and assignments) and take such other acts, such as giving testimony in support of Advisor's inventorship, as may be necessary in the reasonable opinion of NU-MED to obtain, maintain, extend, reissue and enforce United States and/or foreign letters patent and copyrights relating to Inventions invented by Advisor and to vest the entire right and title thereto in NU-MED or its nominee. Advisor acknowledges and agrees that any copyright developed or conceived of by Advisor during the term of his engagement by NU-MED, which is related to the business of NU-MED, shall be a "work for hire" under the copyright law of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions.
Advisor represents that his performance of all the terms of this Agreement and as an Advisor to NU-MED does not and will not breach any trust or contract entered into prior to his
employment by NU-MED. Advisor agrees not to enter into any agreement either written or oral in conflict herewith and represents and agrees that he has not brought and will not bring with them to NU-MED or use in the performance of his responsibilities at NU-MED any materials or documents of a former employer which are not generally available to the public, unless he has obtained written authorization from the former employer for their possession and use and provided a copy of such authorization to NU-MED.
No provisions of this Paragraph shall be deemed to limit the restrictions applicable to Advisor under Sections 9 and 10.
Shop Rights. Unless waived by the Board, NU-MED shall also have the royalty-free right to use in its business, and to make, use and sell products, processes and/or services derived from any inventions, discoveries, concepts and ideas, whether or not patentable, including but not limited to processes, methods, formulas and techniques, as well as improvements thereof or know-how related thereto, which are not within the scope of Inventions as defined above but which are conceived of or made by Advisor during the period he is engaged by NU-MED or with the use or assistance of NU-MED's facilities, materials, or personnel.
Non-Compete. Understanding that NU-MED would not enter into this Agreement or retain Advisor without a covenant by Advisor not to compete with NU-MED, Advisor hereby agrees that during the term of this Agreement and for a period of three years from the termination of this Agreement, regardless of the reason of termination, including fault or breach of this Agreement by NU-MED, Advisor will not:
Within any jurisdiction or marketing area in the United States in which NU-MED or any subsidiary thereof is doing business, own, manage, operate, or control any business of the type and character engaged in and competitive with NU-MED or any subsidiary thereof. For purposes of this section, ownership of securities of not in excess of five percent (5%) of any class of securities of a public NU-MED listed on a national securities exchange or on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (NASDAQ) shall not be considered to be competition with NU-MED or any subsidiary thereof;
Within any jurisdiction or marketing area in the United States in which NU-MED or any subsidiary thereof is doing business, act as, or become employed as, an officer, director, employee, Advisor or agent of any business of the type and character engaged in and competitive with NU-MED or any of its subsidiaries;
Solicit any similar business to that of NU-MEDs for, or sell any products that are in competition with NU-MEDs products, which is, as of the date hereof, a customer or client of NU-MED or any of its subsidiaries, or was such a customer or client thereof within two years prior to the date of this Agreement; or
Solicit the employment of, or hire, any full time Advisor or employee retained or employed by NU-MED or its subsidiaries as of the date of termination of this Agreement.
Advisor agrees that this Covenant is partial consideration for NU-MED entering into this Agreement with Advisor.
Assignment. The Advisor may not assign the obligations set forth herein.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement is supersedes and supplants all prior agreements between the parties. This Agreement is the only agreement or understanding between the parties hereto with respect to the advice and services to be provided by Advisor to NU-MED. All negotiations, commitment, and understandings of both parties have been incorporated herein. This Agreement cannot be modified except by a written document signed by both parties to this Agreement.
Attorneys Fees. In the event that either party hereunder institutes any legal proceedings in connection with its rights or obligations under this Agreement, the prevailing party in such proceeding shall be entitled to recover from the other party, all costs incurred in connection with such proceeding, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs.
Notices. Any notices or other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be sufficiently given if personally delivered, if sent by facsimile or telecopy transmission or other electronic communication confirmed by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, or if sent by prepaid overnight courier addressed as follows:
If to Advisor, to:
Dr. Brett Earl
2860 S. Morgan Valley Dr.
Morgan, Utah 84050
If to NU-MED, to:
Jeff Robins, CEO
455 East 500 South, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Severability. If, and to the extent that, any court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of this Agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, such holding shall in no way affect the validity of the remainder of this Agreement.
Waiver. No failure by any party to insist on the strict performance of any convenient, duty, agreement, or condition of this Agreement, or to exercise any right or remedy consequent on a breach thereof, shall constitute a waiver of any such breach or any other covenant, agreement, term, or condition.
Confidential Nature. This Agreement is confidential in nature and, accordingly, neither the Advisor nor NU-MED or their officers, directors, employees and agents shall disclose its terms or conditions to any other parties unless required to do so pursuant to an order of a court or administrative body having proper jurisdiction over the parties and this Agreement.
By: /s/Jeffrey L. Robins
Its Duly Authorized Officer
DR. BRETT EARL
/s/ Dr. Brett Earl