Acorda Therapeutics Announces Hatch-Waxman Extension of AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Sustained-Release Formulation Patent

Published: Oct 16, 2012

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has determined that U.S. Patent No. 5,540,938 (“the ‘938 patent”) is entitled to a full five year patent term extension under the patent restoration provisions of the Hatch Waxman Act. The claims of the ‘938 patent relate to methods for treating a neurological disease, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), and cover the use of a sustained release dalfampridine formulation, such as AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg for improving walking in people with MS. With a five year patent term extension, the ‘938 patent would expire in 2018.

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