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Accounting for Intangible Assets

On January 1, 2013, Technocraft Inc. acquired a patent that was used for manufacturing semiconductor-based electronic circuitry. The patent was originally recorded in Technocraft’s ledger at its cost of $1,780 000. Technocraft has been amortizing the patent using the straight-line method over an expected econonuc life of 10 years. Residual value was assumed to be zero. Technocraft sued another company for infringing on its patent. On January 1, 2020, Techno-craft spent $50,000 on this suit and won a judgment to recover the $50,000 plus damages of $200,000. The sued company paid the $250,000.

Required:

1. Compute and record amortimtion expense on the patent for 2019 (prior to the lawsuit).

2. Prepare the necessary journal entry on January 1, 2020, to record the expenditure of $50,000 to defend the patent.

3. Prepare the journal entry to record the award of $250,000 on January 1, 2020.

4. Indicate the entry you would have made had Technocraft lost the suit. ( Note: Assume that the patent would be valueless if Technocraft had lost the suit.)

5. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION What are the financial statement effects of capitalizing or expensing the cost of defending the patent?

To determine

(a)

Introduction:

A patent is a type of protected innovation. A patent gives its proprietor the privilege to bar others from making, utilizing, selling, and bringing in a creation for a restricted timeframe, typically twenty years. The patent rights are conceded in return for an empowering open exposure of the creation.

To choose:

Compute and record amortization expense on the patent for 2019.

Explanation

Amortization amount of patent=1,780,00010 =178,000

To determine

(b)

Introduction:

A patent is a type of protected innovation. A patent gives its proprietor the privilege to bar others from making, utilizing, selling, and bringing in a creation for a restricted time frame, typically twenty years. The patent rights are conceded in return for an empowering open exposure of the creation.

To choose:

Prepare journal entry of expense defend the patent.

To determine

(c)

Introduction:

A patent is a type of protected innovation. A patent gives its proprietor the privilege to bar others from making, utilizing, selling, and bringing in a creation for a restricted time frame, typically twenty years. The patent rights are conceded in return for an empowering open exposure of the creation.

To choose:

Prepare journal entry of awarded amount.

To determine

(d)

Introduction:

A patent is a type of protected innovation. A patent gives its proprietor the privilege to bar others from making, utilizing, selling, and bringing in a creation for a restricted timeframe, typically twenty years. The patent rights are conceded in return for an empowering open exposure of the creation.

To choose:

Indicate the entry you would have made had Technocrat lost the suit.

To determine

(e)

Introduction:

In the financial statement record all types of expense which have incurred in the last current year. This expense may be create the profit or loss for the company.

To choose:

What are the financial statement effects of capitalizing or expensing the cost of defending the patent?

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