SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): May 21, 2019
CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)
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355 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, Florida
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (305) 420-3200
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Item 8.01 Other Events
In 2018, the Company became aware that certain patents granted to Northwestern University (which patents have been licensed by Northwestern to a third-party) for a new GABA aminotransferase inhibitor were developed from CPP-115 (a compound previously licensed to the Company by Northwestern). As a result, on October 26, 2018, the Company terminated its license agreement for CPP-115 and commenced an arbitration proceeding against Northwestern seeking damages from Northwestern for their alleged breaches of the license agreement. Shortly thereafter, Northwestern filed counterclaims against the Company in the arbitration action seeking damages for alleged breaches by the Company of the license agreement.
On May 21, 2019, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with Northwestern that resolved all pending disputes between the parties with no admission of liability by either party, released all claims of liability or wrongdoing between Northwestern and the Company, and dismissed the pending arbitration proceeding between Northwestern and the Company. Under the settlement agreement, the Company is also entitled to receive certain contingent compensation that will be reported when and if received.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
/s/ Alicia Grande
Vice President, Treasurer and CFO
Dated: May 24, 2019