How it can happen
o Willful Infringement:
Another willfully invented something that blatantly infringed on your patent.
o Direct Infringement:
A manufacture of your idea covered by your patent without your authority.
o Indirect Infringement:
Another helps or encourages someone to infringe on your patent.
o Literal Infringement:
An infringing invention significantly overlap the words in your patent.
o Contributory Infringement:
Another provides an infringer with parts or resources that would have no substantial infringing use on their own.