Moderna to sue BioNTech/Pfizer over COVID vaccine

Moderna is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for infringing patents central to Moderna’s mRNA technology platform used to develop the COVID vaccine, the company said in a press release Friday.

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.