quote: Critics might view the plan as setting up barriers to free trade and offering favoritism to U.S. corporations over small overseas patent holders.
quote: Rather, it should impact smaller firms from overseas who hold U.S. patents, but do not sell products or market in the U.S.
quote: The first is because they are successful American companies could easily want to copy their IP, get it manufactured outside of America, and then ship it into America and then to the rest of the world and sell it as their own, and the original company, even though they did all the right things to try and protect their work, has almost no right to stop this blatant theft.
quote: The second problem the original successful company has is when they decide to enter the American market, this fact means they didn't have a presence in the American market. This company will be known to those with a presence in the American market, and those in the American market, especially those that copied their technology, will fear the arrival of that successful company and use the excuse "they hold American patents but don't have a presence here" to keep them out.
quote: Another interesting point about this is what happens if the product isn't shipped in by ship or plane, but sent over the internet?
quote: Say a successful European software company or Asian movie maker happens to hold US patents ...