Will Moderna-NIH Patent Dispute Change Government-Industry Collaborations?
US government may add provisions to future agreements to ensure its inventorship rights and make terms more favorable to the public. Lawyers say it will be difficult for Moderna to exclude NIH as co-inventor. But NIH lost a similar battle over AZT patents.
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