Moderna has sued Pfizer and BioNTech in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts and in a regional court in Düsseldorf, Germany. Company believes that Pfizer and BioNTech copied Moderna's patented 2010-2016 foundational mRNA technology to develop their COVID-19 Comirnaty vaccine. Moderna demands that Pfizer and BioNTech pay compensation for the use of its patented technology without permission from company.