What Did The Patent Landscape of Moderna Look Like?

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Moderna Inc. is a pioneering biotechnology company that focuses on the development of mRNA-based therapeutics and vaccines. It was established in 2010 by a team of scientists, including Noubar Afeyan, Derrick Rossi, and Stéphane Bancel, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

As of April 2023, Moderna’s market capitalization stood at approximately $200 billion, reflecting its remarkable growth and success in the biotech industry.  

Moderna has a total of 277 patent families globally. Out of 277patent Families, 26 patent Families are active   

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by Moderna that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on Moderna patents, the global patent filing activity country wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding Moderna patent portfolio.   

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Moderna

What Did The Patent Landscape of Moderna Look Like?

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of Moderna

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

LAPSED 

91 

EXPIRED 

38 

WITHDRAWN 

10 

CEASED 

7 

NON-PAYMENT 

7 

DISCONTINUATION 

5 

ABANDONED 

4 

REJECTED 

1 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

11 

PUBLISHED 

10 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

14 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

1 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

47 

CEASED 

3 

ABANDONED 

1 

NON-PAYMENT 

1 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

10 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

5 

CEASED 

2 

NON-PAYMENT 

1 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

1 

DESIGN 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

6 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

1 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Moderna

What Did The Patent Landscape of Moderna Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Moderna on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

WO-2013151666-A2 

0 

0 

24 

188 

101 

313 

WO-2015006747-A2 

0 

0 

14 

178 

82 

274 

WO-2013039857-A1 

0 

0 

30 

150 

73 

253 

WO-2012019168-A2 

0 

0 

47 

150 

53 

250 

WO-2012135805-A2 

0 

0 

34 

148 

67 

249 

WO-2013052523-A1 

0 

0 

34 

124 

58 

216 

US-20140206752-A1 

0 

0 

13 

115 

57 

185 

WO-2016118724-A1 

0 

0 

0 

101 

82 

183 

WO-2014152027-A1 

0 

0 

13 

101 

67 

181 

WO-2016118725-A1 

0 

0 

0 

89 

75 

164 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Moderna? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Moderna Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Moderna

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K) 

41 

1 

2 

MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (C12N) 

33 

0 

0 

SUGARS; DERIVATIVES THEREOF; NUCLEOSIDES; NUCLEOTIDES; NUCLEIC ACIDS (C07H) 

16 

0 

0 

CIGARS; CIGARETTES; TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS; MOUTHPIECES FOR CIGARS OR CIGARETTES; MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO SMOKE FILTERS OR MOUTHPIECES (A24D) 

14 

4 

29 

FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE (C12P) 

14 

0 

0 

PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES, OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL (F16L) 

11 

6 

55 

CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES (B65D) 

9 

5 

56 

PEPTIDES (C07K) 

9 

0 

0 

SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS (A47F) 

8 

4 

50 

CYCLES; CYCLE FRAMES; CYCLE STEERING DEVICES; RIDER-OPERATED TERMINAL CONTROLS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CYCLES; CYCLE AXLE SUSPENSIONS; CYCLE SIDECARS, FORECARS, OR THE LIKE (B62K) 

7 

5 

71 

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