Immediately after issuance of a patent, it is useful to check that the claims are accurately printed on the patent. The USPTO uses character recognition software which sometimes results in inconsistencies in the claims. The following case illustrates a situation where the failure to check the accuracy of the claims resulted in the unenforceability of the claim at issue. In … [Read more...]
Correcting Patent Mistakes
Mistakes in patents are caused by the USPTO and/or the inventor. Procedures may exist to fix those mistakes depending on who and the reason for those mistakes.