Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

CureVac – GSK, COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration and License Agreement

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13. Indemnification And Representations And Warranties


13.4 CureVac Representations and Warranties. Subject to the disclosures in the attached Exhibit 13.4 (“Disclosure Letter”) CureVac represents and warrants to GSK as at the Effective Date, that:

(i) it is the sole and exclusive owner of the Patent Rights listed in Exhibit 1.55 or otherwise Controls such Patent Rights;

(ii) to CureVac’s knowledge, it has the full right, power and authority to grant the rights and licenses it purports to grant hereunder;

(iii) neither CureVac nor any of its Affiliates has granted any Third Party any rights or licenses that would interfere or be inconsistent with GSK’s rights and licenses hereunder;

(iv) CureVac has received no written notice of or any written demand relating to any threatened or pending litigation, and no other matters are within CureVac’s knowledge, which would reasonably lead it to believe that GSK’s exercise of any rights purported to be granted by CureVac under this Agreement will infringe any Patent Rights or infringe or misappropriate any other intellectual property right of any Third Party;

(v) there is no currently pending administrative proceedings or litigation and no administrative proceedings or litigation seeking to invalidate or otherwise challenge any CureVac Patent Right(s) has been threatened in writing;

(vi) CureVac has not given any written notice to any Third Party asserting infringement by such Third Party of any of the CureVac Technology or LNP Technology and, to CureVac’s Knowledge, there is no unauthorized use, infringement or misappropriation of the CureVac Technology;

(vii) the CureVac Technology is free and clear of all encumbrances, security interests, options, and charges of any kind;

(viii) to CureVac’s knowledge, the In–Licensing Agreements are valid and effective and CureVac has not received a written notice of termination for any of these In–Licensing Agreements;

(ix) to CureVac’s knowledge, there is no ongoing litigation in respect of, litigation reasonably in prospect in connection with, and no reasonable prospect of termination under the In–Licensing Agreements by the respective counterparties under those agreements ahead of the respective expiry dates of such In Licensing Agreements;

(x) to CureVac’s knowledge, the information and documents set forth in or referred to in the Disclosure Letter are true, complete and accurate in all material respects;

(xi) to CureVac’s knowledge, the information and documents regarding the In–Licensing Agreements, CureVac’s portfolio of Patent Rights, toxicology studies, clinical data, process and analytical information, manufacturing process information, material filing and correspondence with Regulatory Authorities, disclosed in the [*****]e–data room prior to the Effective Date as a part of GSK’s due diligence, is true, complete and accurate in all material respects; and

(xii) CureVac has disclosed to GSK all redacted drug safety monitoring board meeting minutes, internal safety review committee meeting minutes for the [*****]as of its Initiation, and there are no other material issues identified in any letters or notices to or from Regulatory Authorities (including EMA/Rapporteur meetings) involving these [*****].

13.5 LNP Warranties. To the extent permitted under the LNP Agreement, CureVac hereby warrants to GSK on a pass–through basis each matter which is the subject of any representation or warranty given by the LNP Provider to CureVac under the LNP Agreement.

13.6 Representations, Warranties of the Parties to Each Other. CureVac and GSK each represents and warrants and covenants with respect to itself only as at the Effective Date that:

(i) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of such Party, its officers and directors, and does not conflict with, violate, or breach any agreement to which such Party is a party, or such Party’s corporate charter, bylaws or similar organizational documents;

(ii) this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Party that is enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or to applicable competition, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation and other similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of applicable creditors’ rights and remedies;

(iii) it is a company or corporation duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated.