Most investors unneccessarily complicate things. Just look at the hiring of Lee S, think it through and see what it may suggest. Does anyone here think that the BOD would've hired someone like him to go into Taylor's "man cave" and suggest ideas on how to get thing done better, faster, to a guy who has spent his entire career working on this? Do you really believe that Lee S was hired for this purpose?
Remember, Lee S was hired as a consultant for a period of 1 year. As a consultant, he will be working part time and on an as needed basis. The probability here is that he was hired because either they have reached the milestone or are making strong progress, sufficient enough for the BOD to be ahead of the curve to have someone that could assist them in monetizing this technology. Is it certain that this is the reason? Of course not, but it certainly suggests a high probability that this is the case.