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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) August 9, 2021




VYNE Therapeutics Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38356   45-3757789

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


520 U.S. Highway 22, Suite 204

Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)


(800) 775-7936

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)




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:


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


Title of each class   Trading

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   VYNE   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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 x


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. x







Item 8.01 Other Events.


As previously disclosed, on June 30, 2021, VYNE Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) received a paragraph IV certification notice (the “Notice”) from Padagis Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (f/k/a Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (“Padagis”)) advising that Padagis has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) seeking approval to manufacture and sell a generic version of the Company’s product AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4% in the United States prior to the expiration of the Company’s U.S. patents Nos. 8,865,139, 8,945,516, 8,992,896, 9,675,700, 10,086,080, 10,137,200, 10,213,512, 10,265,404, 10,398,641, 10,517,882, 10,821,187, and 10,849,847 (the “Listed Patents”), which are listed in the FDA’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, otherwise known as the “Orange Book.” The Notice alleges that the Listed Patents are invalid, unenforceable, and/or will not be infringed by the commercial manufacture, use or sale of the generic product described in Padagis’s ANDA.


On August 9, 2021, the Company initiated a patent infringement suit against Padagis in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware arising from Padagis’s ANDA filing with the FDA. The patent infringement suit asserts each of the Listed Patents. As a result, under applicable law, the FDA cannot grant final approval to Padagis’s ANDA before December 30, 2023, or a court decision in Padagis’s favor. The Company is seeking, among other relief, an order that the effective date of any FDA approval of Padagis’s ANDA be no earlier than the expiration of the Listed Patents, the latest of which expires on September 8, 2037, and such further and other relief as the court may deem appropriate.


The Company intends to vigorously defend its intellectual property rights, including the Listed Patents. 






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: August 9, 2021 By: /s/ Mutya Harsch

Mutya Harsch

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel