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Patent Proofreading and its benefits

Patent Proofreading and its benefits


What is patent proofreading?

Patent Proofreading benefits in the finding of any errors that may have gone missing during the drafting of specifications. It also benefits in eliminating any harm that may have resulted from the error in the patent draft. 

It is essential for assignees/applicants to proofread patents to detect all PTO/applicant errors and ensure that these errors do not affect the patent’s enforceability.

Why is proofreading important?

Patent proofreading is a crucial part of the patent lifecycle since it allows you to look for errors and fix them in your patent application to avoid unwanted patent rejection and financial losses. Before submitting the patent application to the patent office for evaluation, several challenging aspects must be filed correctly.

There are a variety of things, such as punctuation, phrases, specifications, spelling, paragraphs, technical jargon, patent claims, and so on, which may or may not be equivalent to what the inventor wants from his work, or which may or may not have enough power in writing to influence the intended audience. As a result, proofreading is a way of determining if the intended part is accurately defined and reflected in the application or not.

Some important details may be overlooked, but they can simply be added after proofreading. To avoid any issues that could result in the application being rejected, it must be evaluated again so that it can be modified or fixed before being presented to the patent examiner. As a result, proofreading the application after drafting should be made mandatory, as it will save money, time, and effort of the inventor as well as the patent examiner, and will raise the chances of obtaining a patent.

What are the Benefits of proofreading?

Here are some of the benefits of patent proofreading:

Hence, Proofreading patent applications thoroughly before submitting to the patent office minimizes the risk of objections/rejections being raised by the examiner because of the errors.

Wissen Research, Worldwide IP Technology & Research Company provides a patent proofreading service to identify all errors and omissions in accordance with PTO guidelines.