In their complaint, Moderna claimed that Pfizer and BioNTech had stolen several important aspects of its technology.
manufacturer of the Covid-19 vaccine Moderna accuses its biggest rivals of stealing its technology in order to create their own vaccine, and is suing Pfizer and the German pharmaceutical company BioNTech.
The genetic coding for the spike proteins that covers the coronavirus's surface is injected by the mRNA vaccinations. This code, known as the mRNA, is contained in a tiny ball of fat and tells the cells in the body to produce some benign spike copies that help the immune system develop the ability to identify the actual virus.
the cause of the litigation
In its complaint, Moderna claimed that Pfizer and BioNTech had stolen several essential elements of its technology, including the "exact same chemical alteration to its mRNA that Moderna researchers first devised years ago" and later used in Spikevax.
It claimed that it understands the value of having access to vaccines and is not attempting to have Comirnaty taken off the market. Additionally, no injunction to stop further sales is being requested.
In 2020, Moderna declared that as long as the pandemic persisted, it would not enforce any of its Covid-19-related patents. However, the business announced in March that it would update that commitment as vaccination supplies around the world improved.