Oct 19, 2017

Concert Pharmaceuticals Announces PTAB Denies Incyte Petition Challenging CTP-543 Patent

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNCE) today announced that the Patent Trials and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Incyte's petition to institute inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 9,249,149 (the ‘149 patent). The denial of Incyte's IPR petition upholds the validity of the ‘149 patent that includes claims covering CTP-543, the Company's investigational compound for the treatment of alopecia areata.

"We are very pleased that the PTAB did not institute the IPR, and that our composition-of-matter patent relating to CTP-543 remains valid and enforceable," stated Roger Tung, President and Chief Executive Officer of Concert Pharmaceuticals. "This is the second case in which the PTAB has elected not to institute an IPR challenge to a deuterated compound based on a pre-existing drug and further supports Concert's technology approach."

In April 2017, Incyte filed a petition challenging the validity of the ‘149 patent. Documents relating to the IPR can be accessed online at: http://www.concertpharma.com/technology-overview/intellectual-property/

About Concert

Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its DCE Platform® (deuterated chemical entity platform) to create novel medicines designed to address unmet patient needs. The Company's approach starts with approved drugs in which deuterium substitution has the potential to enhance clinical safety, tolerability or efficacy. Concert has a broad pipeline of innovative medicines targeting autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and central nervous systems (CNS) disorders. For more information please visit www.concertpharma.com.

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