What should I do if someone steals my invention?
After discovering that your patented invention has been used by a third party without permission, try to contact the offender and send a request to stop infringement. It is recommended to include a time limit to respond, so you know when to take another step to stop infringement if necessary. If the offender does not agree to stop using the protected invention, it is possible to pursue legal action. However, patent litigation is usually lengthy, and is always very expensive