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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): January 14, 2023


Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-35668   22-3868459
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


305 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 747-1000


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading
Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share ICPT Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 8.01 Other Events.


On January 14, 2023, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) and its subsidiary Intercept Pharma Europe Limited (“IPEL”) (collectively, “Intercept”) entered into a settlement agreement with Optimus Pharma Pvt. Ltd. and Optimus Drugs Private Ltd. (collectively, “Optimus”) resolving the previously disclosed patent litigation concerning the submission by Optimus of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) seeking approval to market a generic version of Ocaliva® (obeticholic acid) 5 mg and 10 mg tablets prior to expiration of the Company’s Orange Book listed patents.


Under the terms of the agreement, Intercept granted Optimus a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, royalty-free license to commercialize its generic version of Ocaliva in the United States commencing on April 26, 2034, or earlier under certain circumstances. The parties will file the settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice pursuant to applicable law and will terminate their pending litigation pursuant to a consent judgment that is subject to court approval. Similar patent litigation previously disclosed by the Company against other ANDA filers seeking approval to market generic Ocaliva remains pending.







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.


  By: /s/ Rocco Venezia
  Name:  Rocco Venezia
  Title:  Chief Accounting Officer


Date: January 17, 2023




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