Stéphane Bancel, Moderna CEO (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Up­dat­ed: Mod­er­na sues Pfiz­er and BioN­Tech for in­fring­ing on mR­NA vac­cine patents used in block­buster Covid shots

Fol­low­ing its an­nounce­ment in March that it would be­gin en­forc­ing its Covid-19 vac­cine patents in wealthy coun­tries, Mod­er­na says it is su­ing Pfiz­er and BioN­Tech over their mR­NA shot.

Mod­er­na al­leges that Pfiz­er and BioN­Tech’s Covid-19 vac­cine copied parts of its vac­cine tech­nol­o­gy that it had patent­ed be­tween 2010 and 2016, when it was de­vel­op­ing an mR­NA vac­cine for MERS. Mod­er­na filed its law­suit in a US dis­trict court in Mass­a­chu­setts and the Re­gion­al Court of Düs­sel­dorf in Ger­many, it said in a press re­lease.

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