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) November 13, 2020




Cassava Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-29959   91-1911336

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)


7801 N Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 260

Austin, Texas 78731

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(512) 501-2444

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)




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


Title of each class  

Trading Symbol(s)

  Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   SAVA   NASDAQ Capital Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 [  ]


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Item 8.01. Other Events.


This Form 8-K is being filed by Cassava Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) to correct statements regarding duration of, and clarify statements regarding scope of, patent protection in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2020, respectively. The Company’s patent protection with respect to sumifilam (formerly known as PTI-125) and use of sumifilam for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disease currently runs through 2033 and includes six issued patents and related patent filings and applications. In addition, the Company has patent protection with respect to sumifilam for use in treating certain cancers that runs through 2034. The Company has no patents or patent applications with respect to SavaDx, which is protected by trade secrets, know-how and other proprietary rights technology.






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 thereunto duly authorized.


  a Delaware corporation
Date:   November 13, 2020    
  By: /s/ ERIC J. SCHOEN
    Eric J. Schoen
    Chief Financial Officer