As we know, to get a Patent, one has to go through lot of steps and Patent Proof Reading is one of them. It is one of the most important steps that involve complete scrutiny of the invention and Patent application.
Patent Proof Reading is the final step for getting a Patent. It meticulously filters errors from the Patent drafts and specifications, which finally helps in avoiding any uncalled damage including small but significant overlooks.
Claims are the heart of Patent that defines the limit of exactly what the patent covers. Therefore, while drafting claims, one shall be very clear with the choice of words, its limitation to the protection claimed and what is disclosed. A well-structured claim(s) may enhance the chance of getting a grant of patent.
A minor grammatical error may change the whole intention of a sentence and may also lead to major ambiguities. Thus, proofreading helps in eliminating such confusions leading to clear and specific contents of a Patent draft.
Proofreading ensures that the Patent draft has complied with all the technical procedures.
It is necessary for a patent draft to disclose the invention to its fullest including the enabling invention, failure of which may result in rejection of patent. Patent proof readings protect the patent application from getting rejected because of this reason.
Drawings help in learning about the specifications and functionalities. If it gets too complicated, the chances of rejection increases. Proof reading scrutinizes such specifications, technical details, clarity, and simplicity in drawings and also keeps a check on whether good quality ink and sheets have been utilized while preparing such drawings.
It will help in identifying the missing references and references which are not required.
Proof reading helps to check the application if it fulfills the standards of territorial area, in which patent is going to be granted. It checks the standards according to law, language, grammar, page margin, quality of used pages, writing etc.
Patent proof reading checks the reliability of criteria in the application.
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Details of the Patent Application for which Proof Reading needs to be done.
Some common errors in Patent Applications are:
The errors may be of different types like missing claims, clerical errors, grammatical errors, incorrect figures, incorrect claim numbering, error in claim dependencies, typographical errors, repetition of textual matter etc.