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Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent Application for AMPYRA(R) (dalfampridine) Covering Methods of Use for Improving Walking in Multiple Sclerosis


4/19/2011 11:09:02 AM

HAWTHORNE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed U.S. Patent Application No. 11/010,828 entitled “Sustained Release Aminopyridine Composition.” The claims of the patent application relate to methods to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by administering 10 mg of sustained release 4-aminopyridine (dalfampridine) twice daily. The patent that issues from this application, which will be eligible for listing in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Orange Book, is set to expire in early February 2026, based on the USPTO’s calculated patent term adjustment of 413 days, which the Company is currently evaluating.

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