Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 14, 2018




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-34186   03-0491827
(Commission File No.)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Suite 300E

Washington, DC 20037

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

As previously disclosed, in August 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Delaware District Court”) ruled that Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) was entitled to a permanent injunction against Roxane enjoining Roxane from infringing the Company’s U.S. Patent No. 8,586,610 (the “‘610 Patent”), including the manufacture, use, sale, offer to sell, sale, distribution or importation of any generic iloperidone product described in the ‘610 Patent Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) until the expiration of the ‘610 Patent in November 2027. In September 2016, Roxane filed a notice of appeal with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Federal Circuit”). In July 2017, Roxane Laboratories, Inc. (“Roxane”), now a subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (“Hikma”), petitioned the Federal Circuit to substitute Roxane with new defendants West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International Limited and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. (each of which is a subsidiary of Hikma and both of which are referred to collectively herein as “West-Ward”). In April 2018, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Delaware District Court’s decision that West-Ward infringed the ‘610 Patent. In June 2018, West-Ward filed with the Federal Circuit a petition seeking rehearing en banc and the Company’s response was filed in July 2018.

On August 14, 2018, the Circuit Court denied West-Ward’s petition seeking panel rehearing and rehearing en banc.

A press release announcing the Circuit Court’s decision is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.








99.1    Press release of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. dated August 14, 2018.


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.


Dated: August 14, 2018   VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

/s/ Timothy Williams

  Name:   Timothy Williams
  Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary