Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  July 25, 2018


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)








420 Saw Mill River Road,

Ardsley, NY





(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)






Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (914) 347-4300


Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01Other Events


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) is reporting that on July 25, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied per curiam the Company’s motion for an injunction pending a decision in the Company’s appeal of a U.S. District Court decision in patent litigation with certain generic drug manufacturers. The 2017 District Court decision upheld the Company’s Ampyra Orange Book-listed patent set to expire on July 30, 2018, but invalidated four other Orange Book-listed patents pertaining to Ampyra that were set to expire between 2025 and 2027. Under the District Court decision, the Company expects to maintain patent exclusivity with respect to Ampyra at least through July 30, 2018, depending on the outcome of appeal. The Court of Appeals held oral argument on June 7, 2018, and the Company awaits a decision on the merits. If the Court of Appeals does not overturn the District Court’s decision by July 30, 2018, multiple generic drug manufacturers may decide to launch at-risk generic versions of Ampyra.







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.



Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.




July 25, 2018


/s/ David Lawrence



Name: David Lawrence



Title: Chief, Business Operations and Principal Accounting Officer