From his desk in a downtown workshop, Greg Hankerson is at war with a Chinese company half a world away. Mr. Hankerson and his wife, Sim, own Vintage Industrial, which designs and makes antique-style tables, cabinets and other furniture.
This is hilarious. The fellow makes fake antiques and is upset that Alibaba sells fakes of his fakes.
The situation is an outgrowth of the insane patent laws invented in the US. People want to patent and copyright everything including air.