I have a concern about plagiarizing if I publish the details of my invention (an algorithm) in patent description. If the patent application is approved, the details of my invention will be disclosed to everybody in the world. If somebody plagiarize, it will be time-consuming and costy if I file a lawsuit. Especially in China, the copyright is not respected and not well practiced. As a company in the USA, it is very hard or impossible for us to win the lawsuit. I am originally from China and understand the situations of China very well.
Somebody suggested me 1) file a patent application in one of the key steps but not the entire procedure in my algorithm; 2) cover a few of the key steps of my algorithm in the patent application; 3) provide misleading information about the key steps; 4) file the patent application after our product has some sales.
I am wondering if I can follow the above suggestions. Thanks for your suggestions.