Patent infringement is a complex factual and legal issue. If you believe someone is infringing your invention, the best course of action will depend on your specific situation. Therefore, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced patent attorney. However, you can collect information to help your lawyer understand the situation quickly and efficiently. This information includes:
+ Your U.S. Patent serial number
+ Information about the infringing product, such as documentation, photographs, samples, country of manufacture, and when the infringement began
+ Information you have on the potential infringer
+ Any correspondence you have had with the potential infringer regarding the issue, including dates
+ Whether you have marked any products with your patent number
+ How you have been affected by the infringing activities
This information will help your IP attorney determine the next step, which may include a cease and desist letter, a demand for royalties, negotiation proceedings, and/or filing a complaint to initiate a lawsuit. If you are looking for a patent attorney please contact us today about your case.