ClaimMaster includes several patent proofreading tools for checking claims in a patent document for various antecedent basis (“AB”) issues, such as missing or ambiguous antecedents, and other types of related inconsistencies. For more information on this
ClaimMaster lets you to customize antecedent parsing rules. This may be needed, as ClaimMaster might occasionally make a mistake when grouping terms, which may result in falsely reported or unreported missing antecedents.
What happens when you fail to thoroughly proofread your patent applications? Well, the USPTO will certainly not correct your patent drafting mistakes, so you may end up with an issued patent riddled with errors. And don’t
You can’t count on the USPTO to proofread your patent applications, especially for common mistakes like missing antecedent basis. For example, this 2006 study found that in a sample of 1600 patents issued by the USPTO: