At MaxVal, a technology-enabled IP services company, we focus on optimizing the management of the patent life cycle. Over a decade, working with numerous law firms and Fortune 500 clients, we have developed best practices in patent proofreading, which can mitigate risk, save time and costs to our clients.

Key Features

Since the USPTO does not provide applicants with a copy of the patent text before final printing, errors that appear in the published patent are generally flagged using a Certificate of Correction that is appended to the published patent. MaxVal has developed and follows seven best practices which include:

  • Ensure that Examiner amendments are reviewed
  • Identify PTO errors introduced by transliteration of the IFW version of patent claims/description
  • Identify applicant errors, particularly those that are (unintentionally) introduced while complying with office actions
  • Identify and fix antecedent basis errors in claims
  • Include "suggestions" for remedying/correcting errors if applicable. In cases where we identify an issue that is not a clear error, flag with explanation of potential error
  • Identify whether the Continuity and Bibliographic information of the patent has errors or inconsistencies
  • Provide an EFS-ready form to the client based on USPTO guidelines for the issuance of a Certificate of Correction (CoC)

MaxVal’s Patent Proofreading service mitigates risk, saves time and reduces your costs.


Combining our proprietary proofreading tools with well-proven practices such as identifying different errors, using common patent language and U.S. conventions, our clients reap the following benefits:

  • Our output satisfies the exacting expectations of patent counsel
  • The form requesting a Certificate of Correction is generated when appropriate
  • Our proofreading service is very competitively priced
  • Clear value-adds which identify discrepancies and mitigate risk introduced from ambiguity and/or inaccuracies that may affect enforceability
  • Our process is seamlessly integrated into client's work flow

Savings and Additional Benefits

  • Less than 50% of a law firm’s typical pricing
  • Detailed backup reports
  • Multiple levels of quality checks and control
  • Can integrate seamlessly with legal operations’ work flow
  • Innovative pricing structure for higher volumes

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