Arbutus Biopharma Corporation and Moderna Inc. Case

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Arbutus Biopharma Corporation and Moderna Inc. Case

Anyone been following this? This case started a few years ago but recently came back into the spotlight last week as shares of Arbutus soared on the anticipation that they will receive some form of compensation for the research of COVID vaccine that Moderna is doing. Then plummeted on Friday when Moderna said that they are not aware that they are using this form of tech in their vaccine research. What are your thoughts on the situation? Is a buyout coming from Moderna or one of the other big pharma companies to secure this patent? Will royalties from potential covid vaccine be given to Arbutus for their patent?

One thing that is interesting is that the US Patent board has announced they stand with Arbutus saying that their patents are valid as Moderna tried to file to argue that Arbutus's patents were not valid.

Article explaining what happened: ... -owning-it

Good read here as well:

"This was after a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office administrative court declined to invalidate a patent held by Arbutus Biopharma."

"The court ruling could now force the biopharmaceutical firm to pay Arbutus for a license to use the technology." ... d-25-week/