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Mar. 27, 2023

The Washington Times: Weakening U.S. trade protections cements Chinese supply chains by James Edwards

Recent op-eds from the heads of tech industry groups and their Washington lobbyists have decried the U.S. International Trade Commission for doing its job — stopping products that infringe on U.S. patents from entering the country.

Big Tech talking heads view this as nothing less than a full-fledged assault on American innovation. But their “solution” would keep their supply chains firmly in China’s hands while working against U.S.-based manufacturing.

The problem, they claim, isn’t patent-infringing products flooding the U.S. market from overseas. Instead, they’d have you believe the problem is “patent trolls,” a trope the tech industry fabricated to dehumanize patent owners who dare to assert their international property rights.

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