CureVac Files COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against BioNTech

  • CureVac N.V. CVAC has moved to assert its intellectual property rights, accumulated over two decades of pioneering work in mRNA technology, which contributed to COVID-19 vaccine development. 
  • CureVac has filed a lawsuit in the German Regional Court in Düsseldorf against BioNTech SE BNTX and two of its subsidiaries, seeking fair compensation for infringement of a portfolio of CureVac’s intellectual property rights utilized in Comirnaty, BioNTech and Pfizer Inc’s PFE mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Related: CureVac - GSK Start Dosing In Next-Gen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Trial.
  • CureVac does not seek an injunction nor intend to take legal action that impedes the production, sale, or distribution of Comirnaty by BioNTech and its partner Pfizer.
  • The CureVac intellectual property portfolio protects multiple inventions considered essential to the design and development of BioNTech’s SARS CoV-2 mRNA vaccine, among others. 
  • These relate to the engineering of mRNA molecules, including sequence modifications to increase stability and enhance protein expression and mRNA vaccine formulations specific to SARS CoV-2 vaccines.
  • Price Action: BNTX shares are down 5.17% at $149.35 during the premarket session on the last check Tuesday.

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