Pharma patent row to unfold in Irish court as Moderna launches legal action against Pfizer and BioNTech
Alleged patent infringement actions concerning the development of Covid-19 vaccines have been commenced by Moderna in the US, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and now Ireland
Moderna has launched High Court proceedings against Pfizer and BioNTech, adding Ireland to a list of countries in which patent litigation is set to unfold.
The nature of the lawsuit concerns alleged patent infringement of Moderna’s technology in the development of Covid-19 vaccines, and specifically in relation to the development of mRNA technology.
Moderna asserts that its work led it to develop an mRNA-based vaccine for Covid-19 within days of the genetic sequencing of the ...