US Patent Proofreading

The Challenge:

A leading US corporation operating in the technology sector had a vast portfolio of patents critical to their business success. Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of their patent documents was paramount to protect their intellectual property rights. They faced several challenges:

1. High Volume of Patents: With a substantial number of patents under their ownership, manually proofreading each patent document for errors, inconsistencies, and compliance with USPTO guidelines was a daunting task.

2. Time Sensitivity: The fast-paced nature of technology required a streamlined proofreading process that would reduce the time spent on errors identified in the post grant stage.

3. Risk Mitigation: Errors or inaccuracies in patent documents could lead to costly legal disputes or even jeopardize the validity of the patents. Ensuring high-quality patent proofreading was crucial to mitigate risks.

The Solution:

The client decided to partner with Innoastra, a premier IP support services company with expertise in US patent proofreading. Here’s how Innoastra tackled the challenge:

  1. Customized Workflow: To accommodate the high volume of patents, Innoastra designed a workflow tailored to the client’s specific needs. This streamlined the proofreading process and reduced turnaround times.
  2. End to end support: Innoastra offered to download the list of granted patents from the USPTO every week, proofread them, identify the critical errors for CoC, prepare the CoC documents and get them filed at the USPTO. The process ended with the team sharing a CoC filing confirmation report. 
  3. Quality assurance: A rigorous quality control process was implemented to ensure the accuracy and quality of each proofread matter.
  4. Advanced Technology: Innoastra employed state-of-the-art grammar software that could swiftly scan patent documents for spelling errors, grammatical issues, and inconsistencies.

The Results:

The collaboration between the client and Innoastra yielded significant benefits:

  1. Time Savings: The end-to-end streamlined proofreading process significantly reduced the time required to promptly rectify post-grant errors.
  • Risk Mitigation: With a meticulous proofreading process in place, the risk of errors or omissions in the granted patent documents substantially reduced, safeguarding the company’s IP assets.
  • Cost Efficiency: By outsourcing their US patent proofreading to Innoastra, client could optimize their resource allocation and reduced overhead costs associated with in-house proofreading.
  • Focus on Core Activities: Freed from the time-consuming task of proofreading, the client’s legal and IP teams could concentrate on strategic activities, such as patent strategy and portfolio management.


Through their partnership with Innoastra, the client successfully addressed the challenges associated with US patent proofreading. By leveraging advanced technology, legal expertise, and a customized workflow, they streamlined their patent proofreading process, reduced risks, and achieved significant time and cost savings. Patent disputes and litigation can be complex and costly. However, a thoroughly proofread patent can serve as a strong defense during such legal battles.