Moderna Sues Pfizer Over COVID Vaccine Patents

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Published on August 26, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Moderna Sues Pfizer Over COVID Vaccine Patents

Moderna Sues Pfizer , Over COVID Vaccine Patents.

Moderna Sues Pfizer , Over COVID Vaccine Patents.

AP reports that Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for allegedly copying its technology.

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On Aug.

26, Moderna said the companies' vaccine, Comirnaty, infringes on patents filed years ago for its own vaccine, Spikevax.

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On Aug.

26, Moderna said the companies' vaccine, Comirnaty, infringes on patents filed years ago for its own vaccine, Spikevax.

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Stephane Bancel, Moderna CEO, claims the vaccine developer was first to create the mRNA technology used in the current vaccines.

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Stephane Bancel, Moderna CEO, claims the vaccine developer was first to create the mRNA technology used in the current vaccines.

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The company claims to have started developing the technology in 2010, which helped it to quickly manufacture its COVID vaccine.

The technology is vastly different from the way vaccines typically work.

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AP reports that a Pfizer spokesperson said the company has yet to be served.

Moderna is not requesting for Comirnaty to be removed from the market because of the importance of vaccine access.

The company is also not trying to prevent future sales.

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We are filing these lawsuits to protect the innovative mRNA technology platform that we pioneered, invested billions of dollars in creating, and patented during the decade preceding the COVID-19 pandemic.

, Stephane Bancel, Moderna CEO, via statement


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