Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  December 9, 2015
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 8.01                      Other Events
On December 9, 2015, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a settlement agreement with Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (“Aurobindo”) to resolve pending patent litigation brought by the Company against Aurobindo involving Ampyra® (dalfampridine) Extended-Release Tablets.  The pending patent litigation was filed by the Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in response to Aurobindo’s submission of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), seeking marketing approval for a generic version of Ampyra.  As a result of the settlement agreement, Aurobindo will be permitted to market a generic version of Ampyra in the United States at a specified date in 2027, or potentially earlier under certain circumstances.  The parties will request that the Court enter a Consent Order, in which it will dismiss the Company’s litigation against Aurobindo referred to above.  Details of the settlement are confidential, and the parties will submit the agreement to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, as required by federal law.  The settlement with Aurobindo does not resolve pending patent litigation brought by the Company against other parties who have submitted ANDAs to the FDA seeking marketing approval for generic versions of Ampyra.  The expiration date for the Company’s latest expiring Ampyra patent listed in the FDA’s Orange Book is May 2027.



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.
December 10, 2015
/s/ Michael Rogers
Name: Michael Rogers
Title: Chief Financial Officer