Moderna promises not to enforce its COVID-19 patents

Katie Adams –
Friday, October 9th, 2020

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Moderna will not implement the patents it acquired for its speculative COVID-19 vaccine and will certify its COVID-19 vaccine copyright to other drugmakers after the pandemic is declared over, the drugmaker announced Oct. 8.

” We feel a special responsibility under the existing situations to use our resources to bring this pandemic to an end as rapidly as possible,” the announcement reads.

The drugmakers statement comes as concerns about COVID-19 vaccine and treatment access are plentiful. The decision permits other drugmakers and federal governments to develop COVID-19 medical items based on Modernas innovation.

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Nevertheless, some consumer groups have actually expressed they do not feel the drugmakers inspirations are so pure. These groups presume the decision was made to eschew pricey patent litigation, as Moderna executives divulged they were not sure if their company was the very first to discover the creations declared in their patents throughout a securities filing in August, according to STAT.