Tiny biotech takes on mR­NA vac­cine jug­ger­nauts in fed­er­al court in patent in­fringe­ment cas­es

Pro­mo­some, a small biotech linked to Scripps Re­search In­sti­tute, sued Mod­er­na, Pfiz­er and BioN­Tech in fed­er­al court — say­ing the three com­pa­nies vi­o­lat­ed a patent is­sued to its mR­NA tech­nol­o­gy al­most a decade ago.

The Stam­ford, CT-based biotech filed two law­suits in US Dis­trict Court in the South­ern Dis­trict of Cal­i­for­nia in San Diego, one against Mod­er­na and the oth­er against Pfiz­er and BioN­Tech, ac­cus­ing the com­pa­nies of patent in­fringe­ment and ask­ing for its “right­ful share” of bil­lions of dol­lars in rev­enue from the sale of their Covid-19 vac­cines: Spike­vax and Comir­naty.

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