My competitor and I both have Patents on a specific designed product. My Patent goes as far as to "reference cite" their Patent right on the cover of my Patent.. How can they sue me if the Government specifically looked at their patent and and decided my invention was not the same and issued us a patent? This just just boggles my mind!!!!! I paid all this money in design, research, patent attorney fees, tooling, manufacturing etc and now I face a major lawsuit. And potentially being shut down. I have people that work for me. My company is at stake here! In good faith before I ever got started I had a patent search done by an indipendant source. Then I confirmed with my Patent Attorney that I was "NOT INFRINGING".
Please help! There must be something I can do about this!!