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Big Pharma Giants to Battle Each Other in Court over Covid Vaccine Technology

Big Pharma Giants to Battle Each Other in Court over Covid Vaccine Technology

Moderna accuses BioNTech/Pfizer of copying its mRNA technology.

Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for infringing patents that are key to Moderna’s mRNA technology platform that was used to develop the covid vaccine.

A widely distributed COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, called Comirnaty, infringes on patents Moderna filed between 2010 and 2016, the company alleged, adding that mRNA technology was vital to the development of its COVID vaccine.

Moderna accused Pfizer and BioNTech of copying the mRNA technology without its permission in order to develop Comirnaty, the press release said.

“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,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement.

Pfizer responded, indicating that the lawsuits were unexpected.

“Pfizer/BioNTech has not yet fully reviewed the complaint but we are surprised by the litigation given the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine was based on BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA technology and developed by both BioNTech and Pfizer. We remain confident in our intellectual property supporting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and will vigorously defend against the allegations of the lawsuit,” Pfizer said in a written statement to CNN.

In a statement, BioNTech said it “will vigorously defend against all allegations of patent infringement. BioNTech also values and respects valid and enforceable intellectual property rights of others and remains confident in its intellectual property.”

On the table is billions of dollars in royalties.

Pfizer and BioNTech are projected to amass at least $104 billion in sales by the end of 2022 – and the figure is set to increase even further as the companies roll out a new Omicron-specific shot in the coming months.

One legal expert tells DailyMail.com that Moderna could likely claim royalties totaling in the billions on these sales, but its pledge to allow its IP to be infringed during some periods of the pandemic could hinder its case.

Moderna’s shot in comparison is projected to rake in $37 billion across 2021 and 2022.

As the pandemic triggered soaring infection rates and deaths in late 2020, Moderna chose not to enforce its patent rights during the rollout of the vaccines. But, it changed its policy in March – and only promised not to enforce its patents in ways that will harm low-and-middle income nations.

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Who cares

Of course they’re battling it out. With the ever shrinking piece of pie because people have realized this is a scamdemic, or, as I heard the other day on BBC America, people aren’t getting the follow up boosters. Most Americans have only had one shot, no boosters. Personally I haven’t had any of the damn things. Being retired has it’s privledges.

May the trial take a long, long, long time, stretch it out longer than the Bell split up, and cost more money than anyone can count.

Hope they all lose.
How Leftists got into Big Pharma pants I can’t figure out.
But their push for the Fake Vax and only allowing the Fake Vax killed hundreds of thousands, and unknown how many will die from that Vax will come out some day.

    henrybowman in reply to Skip. | August 27, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    “How Leftists got into Big Pharma pants I can’t figure out.”
    That’s like asking why princes as well as paupers get crab lice.
    Upon reflection, the answer is obvious.

    geronl in reply to Skip. | August 27, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Big Business and Big Government are like hands and gloves

      Skip in reply to geronl. | August 27, 2022 at 7:34 pm

      But your run of the mill teacher in a school, store owner or fellow shopper would scream at you if they knew you were not Fake Vaxed

“A widely distributed COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, called Comirnaty…”

“and only promised not to enforce its patents in ways that will harm low-and-middle income nations.”

Well, not a drop of Cominarty was ever distributed in the US, because it would have scuttled the Emergency Use Authorization for the useless formulation. Only in Europe, Africa, SA. So why sue in the US? And how will you avoid harming low- and middle-income nations if you do?

    caseoftheblues in reply to henrybowman. | August 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    …..and Pfiizer has stated that Comirnaty will NEVER be available in the US to avoid lawsuits for it’s frankly devastatingly damaging “vaccine”. So all of you sheep /lab rats complying with mandates are taking experimental vaccines

So they can sue each other, but we can’t sue them? Do I have this right?

    henrybowman in reply to anto. | August 29, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Isn’t it great to have elected representatives that just give your rights away for you, without asking you? It’s what Madison would have wanted.