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Moderna Therapeutics said Thursday it won’t enforce seven patents related to its coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic. “Moderna will not enforce our COVID-19 related patents against those making vaccines intended to combat the pandemic,” the company said in a statement. “To eliminate any perceived IP barriers to vaccine development during the pandemic period, upon request we are also willing to license our intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines to others for the post pandemic period,” said the biotech company.
Allele Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals filed two lawsuits against the three drug-makers on Monday.
Insider has identified six trademark applications with the USPTO that are related to QAnon, demonstrating one way people are trying to cash in on the far-right conspiracy theory movement. These have been identified between October 2018 and October 2020 and appear to be related to the QAnon conspiracy theory. Four of the six were dismissed by the office, while two await responses.
Twitter deleted a video from Trump’s campaign account Monday that featured Trump superimposed in an NFL highlight, citing copyright restrictions.