We all well know how much energy and funds are invested in each patent application! However, few may be aware that one seemingly small task, the proofreading, can be extremely critical for the patentee. The proofreading of issued patents is vital to correct any error that may have crept in during the prosecution process. A recent study of the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database revealed that almost all issued US patents have at least one error in them. The unfortunate outcome of typing mistakes in patents is that if a patent with such an error goes up for enforcement before a court, the court delays its enforcement until the error is corrected and a Certificate of Correction (CoC) is obtained from the USPTO. So, grammar matters!
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