Biden Admin to ‘Relieve Moderna of Any Liability’ in Court Case

The Biden administration, through Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, filed a statement of interest in a case alleging Moderna stole intellectual property from biotech companies Arbutus and Genevant. The companies assert Moderna stole their patent for vaccines that use lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) to protect mRNA.

Attorney Weiss, in his statement of interest, wrote the federal government seeks “to relieve Moderna of any liability for patent infringement resulting in performance of the ’-0100 Contract and to transfer to the United States any liability for the manufacture or use of the inventions claimed in the Patents-in-Suit resulting from the authorized and consented acts.”

From Townhall:

The "-0100 Contract" mentioned by the U.S. attorney in its statement of interest is an $8.2 billion contract between Moderna and the Department of Defense coded as "pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing."

So, the Biden administration appears to be stepping in and seeking to put hardworking American taxpayers on the hook for what could be potentially billions of dollars worth of liability claims caused by Moderna's alleged theft of intellectual property to make its COVID vaccine.