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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

It depends where the sales market is. Certainly, it would be good business for a foreign producer to move production into Russia in order to sell the output in Russia. But you wouldn't be able to ...
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How can the US President create a waiver for patent enforcement?

These statements aren't saying that the US President is waiving patent protections, but that the administration supports waiving patent protections. Specifically, the current administration is voicing ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

Suppose I want to sell widgets in my country, but my widget design infringes a patent held by someone else. Because of this, I cannot manufacture these widgets in my country, but I also cannot sell ...
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How and to what extent did the US Senate block or prevent the patenting of the Confederate Flag?

The Senate was voting to table (dismiss) an amendment which would have "granted an extension of patent to the United Daughters of the Confederacy". The full text of the amendment was as ...
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Why do patents last for only 20 years but copyright can potentially last for more than 150 years?

Disney has significant intellectual property, Mickey Mouse and all of his friends, that they do not want to be public domain. A lot of sources say that Disney spent a lot of money lobbying for an ...
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Why do patents last for only 20 years but copyright can potentially last for more than 150 years?

The official reason why we have copyright laws and patent laws is different. "Copyright law" is about someone creating something, and nobody should be able to rip off the creator by copying it. If I ...
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How can the US President create a waiver for patent enforcement?

I'm not a patent lawyer and the legislative framework regarding the status of the WTO agreements in the US is pretty complex, but under FSIA a US company by itself doesn't have a lot of recourse if a ...
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Why are there juries in the patent litigation cases in the U.S.?

The Seventh Amendment to the US Constitution says, in its entirety, In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, ...
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How would a libertarian government deal with intellectual property?

TL;DR: No unified viewpoint exists among libertarians. Many are against IP. Some are on the fence Some support it (notably, Ayn Rand supported patents) Some offer market based approach such as IP ...
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Is Libertarianism in favor of intellectual property rights?

Many libertarians consider intellectual property to be artificial rights granted by the state[1,2,3]. They are essentially a state enforced monopoly on the allowable use of an idea or creative work. ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

Because patents are only a small fraction of costs Any product you manufacture will have numerous costs: Labor Marketing/advertising Renting physical space Taxes (and sometimes, bribes to local ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West? Common sense and ability co calculate the risks. You probably can ...
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Why is China the world leader in the number of patents produced? (2020)

China is huge. It spends roughly the same as the US on R&D ($600 billion in USA v. $500 billion in China) but there are far more people actively involved in research. - Each year there are more ...
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Why do patents last for only 20 years but copyright can potentially last for more than 150 years?

The primary reason is that patents are broader than copyright. Take for example the Wheel of Time and Sword of Truth series of books. A large number of people have pointed out how the two series are ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

The core hint to the answer is in your question: in case of extreme necessity associated with supporting the defense and safety of the state... If it was possible for someone to patent breathing, ...
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Is there any way I request a copy of any of my phone calls the US government has recorded over the years?

As a slightly different take than JohnFx's answer yes, you can submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the various intelligence agencies to request copies of the data they have on you. ...
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When was the last time the US Government openly voiced support for waiving a private company's intellectual property protections?

As far as pharmaceuticals in least-developed countries, seemingly in 2015 when WT/L/971 was granted, although itself is a continuation of an older policy. But technically that waiver is reviewed ...
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What are the pros and cons of willfully engaging in IP piracy?

The "up" side is clear. IP piracy gets you stuff for free. Or for the cost of reverse engineering it which is very often drastically less than the cost of a license, and nearly always less ...
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What political apparatus and rules allow the United States to have leverage against companies when it has several intellectual properties associated?

ASML has to license intellectual property from US IP owners. This means USA has capability to demand US IP owners to not allow these technologies to be transferred to China, and they would be forced ...
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Why didn't the US administrations before Trump bring China topic to the front?

Obama (And I assume other administrations) did deal with the issues with China as an important issue. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-obama/obama-says-to-keep-pressing-china-on-currency-...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

Just as an example, US patents and US law state that products imported into the USA need a patent license. You will find the same in many countries. You would be limited mostly to building and selling ...
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If China is as good as other developing countries at protecting IP, why is the U.S. administration labelling China as a trade cheat?

One reason is that they disagree with Mr. Beinart (the writer of that article). Several things that he presents as facts are disputable. That other countries do the same things. That China is at ...
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How can a libertarian oppose private property such as cookies?

No Libertarian would object because it takes labor, or effort to make a cookie, and your labor is your own. A cookie is more than just raw material. So long as the materials were obtained fairly. ...
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If China is forcing U.S. firms to hand over technology, why hasn't the U.S. taken China to the WTO and filed a complaint?

The EU has started a WTO case against China (DS549) on that. It's still in the consultations phase. The US (on 21 January 2019) and some other countries, including Japan have joined it. This ...
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Is there any way I request a copy of any of my phone calls the US government has recorded over the years?

Yes, you can request that through FOIA. You just need to google the agency name that you think has those records and "FOIA" to find the instructions for submitting such a request. By law ...
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What prevents foreign companies from setting up business in Russia so as to not pay any compensation to patent owners from the West?

The same things that prevent you from doing it in your own or another country. Patent protections don't just depend on the country that is making the item to enforce it. Issues that they could run in ...
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(Why) has China's judiciary started to issue "anti-suit injunctions" against EU companies only in 2020?

(Why) has China not used these ‘anti-suit injunctions’ before? Is there some new Chinese law that enables these injunctions, or some high-level Chinese court decision, setting precedent etc.? This ...
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Do military company have to talk to the U.S. government before they apply for a patent?

A patent application is made to the US government and is just about always initially kept secret for commercial reasons. Under the Invention Secrecy Act, the US government can order any patent ...
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IPR disputes between US/China

Why are the allegations not taken as a dispute for redressal before the International Court of Justice? As Ted Wrigley explained in another answer, this doesn't fall within the scope of the ICJ. ...
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IPR disputes between US/China

Cases only appear before the International Court of Justice with the explicit consent of both parties involved; it's more like binding arbitration than a proper court system. Historically speaking, ...
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