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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