Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 11, 2016




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Washington   000-27687   91-1650880

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

110 110th Ave NE, Suite 300

Bellevue, WA 98004


(Address and Telephone Number of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 11, 2016, BSQUARE Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an amendment to extend the term of its Microsoft OEM Distribution Agreement for Software Products for Embedded Systems (the “Distribution Agreement”) with Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) until June 30, 2017. Under the Distribution Agreement, the initial term of which commenced July 1, 2014, the Company has rights to distribute Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems (the “Licensed Products”) on a non-exclusive basis in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean (excluding Cuba), Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. The renewal does not alter the terms or conditions of the Distribution Agreement other than the expiration date thereof.

The Distribution Agreement includes a limitation of liability clause in favor of Microsoft and its affiliates according to which the aggregate liability of those parties to the Company for each Licensed Product will not exceed direct damages incurred up to a specified percentage of the amount paid by the Company to Microsoft for that Licensed Product under the Distribution Agreement. This limitation does not apply to attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred by Microsoft in connection with certain indemnification obligations it has under the Distribution Agreement.

Microsoft has the right to remove any product from among the Licensed Products by setting a distribution end date for it. In addition, each party has certain rights to terminate the Distribution Agreement for cause, and either party may terminate the Distribution Agreement without cause by giving notice a specified number of days in advance.

The foregoing description of the Distribution Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Distribution Agreement which is filed as Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and is incorporated herein by this reference.

In addition, the Company has renewed its agreements for the distribution of Windows Mobile operating systems and related products, for the territories of North America, South America, Central America, Japan, and the EMEA region (composed of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), such that they also expire on June 30, 2017.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 15, 2016     By:  

/s/ Martin L. Heimbigner

      Martin L. Heimbigner
      Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer