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Item 8.01 Other Events

On May 20, 2013, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. issued a press release announcing that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent Application No. 8,440,703 ("the '703 patent") entitled "Methods of Using Sustained Release Aminopyridine Compositions." The '703 patent includes claims directed to methods of improving lower extremity function and walking and increasing walking speed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by administering less than 15 mg of sustained release 4-aminopyridine (dalfampridine) twice daily. The '703 patent is set to expire in 2025. This patent is eligible for listing in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orange Book. The '703 patent is separate from the two AMPYRA method of use patents issued by the USPTO in 2011 and 2013 that are set to expire in 2027 and 2026, respectively. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated by reference into this Item.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Description

99.1 Press Release dated May 20, 2013

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