I am interested in a patenting a novel measurement device to prevent other operators from using a copy of the measurement device in the field: a very low volume of these devices would be produced. The return on investment is not in the sale of the device or licensing: it is in the operation of the device because the market demands very few measurement devices.
As I understand it, a patent grants exclusive rights to manufacture the device. However, if someone decided to copy \ DIY the device and put a system in production, would a patent grant the right to shutdown the fielded DIY device? Is there any remedy or precedent in such a case?