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Regarding patents on the technology behind the vaccines, I found this on PatentlyO The components of the new mRNA vaccines of Pfizer, Moderna, CureVac and others are heavily patented. There are 2 main estates: 1. the modified mRNA estate held by UPenn; 2. the lipid nanoparticle components held by Arbutus, Moderna, Acuitas and others. Most patents have been ...


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Patent applications typically publish 18 months after filing. Since vaccine's specific to COVID-19 were started within the last year, it is likely that a patent application hasn't yet published. Reports of patent protection are probably related the the underlying mRNA technologies developed by BioNTech. However, you can search the patent literature for items ...


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Why exhaustively list combinations for a drug? It could be to prevent others from patenting these combinations, or to establish that they thought of these combinations first. Background: To be patentable, an invention must be novel, useful, and not obvious (sorry for yelling). By literally writing out the drugs that the compound can be used for, the ...


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