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Patent Proof Reading

Patent Proof

Patent Proof reading is the process that identifies the errors in the issued patents and is an important last step in controlling the quality of patents and ensuring enforceability.

Patents are implemented in the manner in which they are granted and hence the errors will have an effect on patents. Errors may happen on the face page, in the claims or in the entire specification covering the drawings as well. The errors may be of different types like clerical error, incorrect figure, incorrect claim numbering, grammatical errors, error in claim dependencies, typographical errors, repetition of textual matter etc.

 

A lot of these errors are insignificant, but others such as missing claim, can ruin the enforceability of the patent. The responsibility to rectify these errors lies on the applicant irrespective of whether it is the PTO or applicant that had committed errors. It is crucial for assignees / applicants to proofread patents to identify all the PTO/applicant errors in a patent and ensure that these errors are not detrimental to patent's enforceability.

The DexPatent expert team can provide you patent proofreading service to identify all the errors and omissions, including missing claims, grammatical/typographical errors, and document formatting as per USPTO standards, dependency verification and consistency checks. The process of our Proofreading takes into account all patent file history documents in USPTO.

 

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