Name two ways a patent may be corrected or amended.
A patent may be corrected or amended in seven ways, namely by:
- the issuance of a certificate of correction which becomes a part of the patent,
- inter partes review,
- post grant review, and
- covered business method review.
The answer to this question can be found in chapter 1400 of the MPEP. This chapter covers the correction of patents.
This question and answer comes from section 1401 of the MPEP. The following is a brief summary of section 1401.
The provisions of 35 U.S.C. 251 which discusses the reissue of defective patents, permit the reissue of a patent in order to correct an error in the patent made without any deceptive intention and provide the criteria for the reissue patent.