Our Patent Quality Scores are based on only the following errors:
- Numbering errors (non-sequential or repeated claim numbers)
- Dependency errors (a method claim that depends from a system claim)
- Antecedent basis errors (no instance of “a widget” prior to “the widget”)
- Word support errors (claim words that do not appear in the detailed description)
No other errors are using to compute quality scores, and no warnings are used to compute quality scores. We believe that the above errors should not be present in issued patents.