ACC 557 Problem 9-7A

ACC 557 Problem 9-7A


Problem 9-7A (Part Level Submission)

The intangible assets section of Glover Company at December 31, 2013, is presented below.

Patents ($77,200 cost less $7,720 amortization) $69,480
Franchises ($39,900 cost less $15,960 amortization) 23,940
    Total $93,420

The patent was acquired in January 2013 and has a useful life of 10 years. The franchise was acquired in January 2010 and also has a useful life of 10 years. The following cash transactions may have affected intangible assets during 2014.

Jan. 2 Paid $53,100 legal costs to successfully defend the patent against infringement by another company.
Jan.–June Developed a new product, incurring $138,260 in research and development costs. A patent was granted for the product on July 1. Its useful life is equal to its legal life.
Sept. 1 Paid $59,240 to an extremely large defensive lineman to appear in commercials advertising the company’s products. The commercials will air in September and October.
Oct. 1 Acquired a franchise for $126,000. The franchise has a useful life of 50 years.