Moderna Files Lawsuit Against Pfizer, BioNTech

Moderna filed patent infringement lawsuits against Pfizer and BioNTech this morning. Moderna believes that “Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty infringes patents Moderna filed between 2010 and 2016 covering Moderna’s foundational mRNA technology. This ground-breaking technology was critical to the development of Moderna’s own mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, Spikevax.” According to the company, Moderna is not aiming to remove Pfizer’s vaccine from the market or prevent future sales of the vaccine and also is not seeking damages of its sale in specific circumstances which include those in AMC 92 countries which make up low and middle income countries, also in instances where ‘the U.S. government would be responsible for any damages.’