What can we do if a manufacturer in China copied our US patented product and constantly sell their copies to US buyers through international E commerce platform? This Chinese company does not have a physical presence in the US. All transactions are captured through their website,payment method being used is PayPal, and they ship directly to buyers in the US via international EMS. As I understand, Patents are territorial rights. But do we have the legal right to go against them in this case? Since their copies are now flowing into the US market without the business entity sets foot in the US.
Some international e-commerce platforms have an Intellectual property platform for registering complaints. For example, see Alibaba's Aliprotect (I think now called IPP). One can register infringement complaints (for any form of IP) against an allegedly infringing product being sold on their platform. However, I suspect that trademarks and copyright may be easier for the platform to evaluate as compared to patent infringement cases - given the nature of complexity in evaluating patent infringement. https://ipp.alibabagroup.com/complaint/onlineForm/online.htm https://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2018/si/article_0006.html