Good idea. My advice: delete the thread until you can present some solid evidence with rationality instead of emotion.Rafael Morgan wrote:Hey guys, calm down a bit please.
As to your other question: "what legal providences should I take without having to spend thousands of dollars?" The answer is: nothing. Defending intellectual property is expensive. Assuming, of course, that your allegations are 100% true, the payoff in this case would be nil. I don't know about EU law, but in the US (if you've got a valid patent, that is) the most you could hope for is an injunction on the other party continuing to sell the product, and maybe reasonable royalties on their previous sales. I'm guessing the previous sales here are <â‚¬1000 total, so your reasonable 5% royalty would amount to about â‚¬50. And you would probably spend at least â‚¬5000 to collect it. But wait! If you can prove willful infringement (you almost certainly can't), you get triple damages. â‚¬150!
If this guy wants to fight, he countersues and claims you stole his idea, and that your patent should be invalidated. Then you get years of depositions, hearings, court dates, etc. In the end, your lawyer is the only winner. Welcome to the real world, and the stuff they don't teach you in school.