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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 28, 2022, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (the "Company") and Genevant Sciences filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA) and a Moderna affiliate seeking damages for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,058,069, 8,492,359, 8,822,668, 9,364,435, 9,504,651, and 11,141,378 in the manufacture and sale of MRNA-1273, Moderna’s vaccine for COVID-19. The patents relate to nucleic acid-lipid particles and lipid vesicles, as well as compositions and methods for their use.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Arbutus Biopharma Corporation|
|Date: February 28, 2022||By:||/s/ David C. Hastings|
|Name:||David C. Hastings|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|