Attorney General Merrick Garland (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP Images)

House Re­pub­li­cans take is­sue with DO­J's han­dling of Mod­er­na's Covid vac­cine patents

Reps. Kel­ly Arm­strong (R-ND) and Ben Cline (R-VA) sent a let­ter last week to At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Mer­rick Gar­land, ask­ing why the De­part­ment of Jus­tice is will­ing to in­cur po­ten­tial patent in­fringe­ment li­a­bil­i­ty in a law­suit re­lat­ed to Mod­er­na’s Covid-19 vac­cine.

Thanks to a 2020 con­tract be­tween the US and Mod­er­na, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment could be on the hook for bil­lions of dol­lars, the Re­pub­li­cans note.

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