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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies  
Commitments and Contingencies

18.Commitments and Contingencies


Purchase Obligations and Indemnifications


The Company includes various types of indemnification and guarantee clauses in certain arrangements. These indemnifications and guarantees may include, but are not limited to, infringement claims related to intellectual property, direct or consequential damages and guarantees to certain service providers and service level requirements with certain customers. The type and amount of any potential indemnification or guarantee varies substantially based on the nature of each arrangement. The Company has experienced no previous claims and cannot determine the maximum amount of potential future payments, if any, related to such indemnification and guarantee provisions. The Company believes that it is unlikely it will have to make material payments under these arrangements and therefore has not recorded a contingent liability in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.


The Company enters into unconditional purchase obligations arrangements for certain of its services that it receives in the normal course of business.




In December 2014, Yodlee filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging that Plaid Technologies Inc. (“Plaid”) had and was continuing to infringe on seven of Yodlee’s U.S. patents. The complaint sought unspecified monetary damages, enhanced damages, interest, fees, expenses, costs and injunctive relief against Plaid. In May 2016, Plaid filed its answer to Yodlee’s complaint as well as counterclaims seeking declaratory judgment that Yodlee’s patents were not infringed and were invalid and unenforceable. In addition, Plaid’s counterclaims also alleged, among other things, violation of federal antitrust and false advertising laws and unfair competition under California state law and common law. The counterclaims sought unspecified monetary damages, enhanced damages, interest, fees, expenses, costs and injunctive relief against Yodlee. During the course of the litigation, Plaid also filed petitions for review before the Patent Office’s Board of Patent Trials and Appeals against the seven Yodlee patents that were the subject of the lawsuit as well as a petition for reexamination against one of the patents.


On January 31, 2017, Yodlee and Plaid agreed to resolve the lawsuit brought by Yodlee, the counterclaims brought by Plaid and the review petitions brought by Plaid before the Patent Office.  Plaid also agreed not to participate further in the reexamination proceedings which the Patent Office may elect to continue without Plaid’s participation. As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, Plaid will license Envestnet’s worldwide patent portfolio.


The Company is involved in litigation arising in the ordinary course of its business.  Legal fees and other costs associated with such actions are expensed as incurred. The Company will record a provision for these claims when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss, or a range of the potential loss, can be reasonably estimated. These provisions are reviewed regularly and adjusted to reflect the impacts of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel, and other information or events pertaining to a particular case. Litigation accruals are recorded when and if it is determined that a loss is both probable and reasonably estimable. For litigation matters where a loss may be reasonably possible, but not probable, or is probable but not reasonably estimable, no accrual is established, but if the matter is material, it is subject to disclosures. The Company believes that liabilities associated with any claims, while possible, are not probable, and therefore has not recorded any accrual for any claims as of June 30, 2017. Further, while any possible range of loss cannot be reasonably estimated at this time, the Company does not believe that the outcome of any of these proceedings, individually or in the aggregate, would, if determined adversely to it, have a material adverse effect on its financial condition or business, although an adverse resolution of litigation could have a material adverse effect on Envestnet’s results of operations or cash flow in a particular quarter or year.



Certain of the Company’s revenues are subject to sales and use taxes in certain jurisdictions where it conducts business in the United States. As of June 30, 2017, the Company estimated a sales and use tax liability of $12,115. This amount is included in accrued expenses and other liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company also estimated a sales and use tax receivable of $4,633 related to estimated recoverability of amounts due from customers. This amount is included in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. As a result, net sales and use taxes of $7,482 were probable of being assessed related to multiple jurisdictions with respect to revenues in the six month period ended June 30, 2017 and prior years. Additional future information obtained from the applicable jurisdictions may affect the Company’s estimate of its sales and use tax liability, but such change in the estimate cannot currently be made.



The Company rents office space under leases that expire at various dates through 2030.  Future minimum lease commitments under these operating leases, as of June 30, 2017, were as follows:






Years ending December 31:




Remainder of 2017