My company has encouraged me to patent a recent discovery. Is it recommendable to disclose contextual details in the abstract or not?
Let's say the discovery found was inspired in the specific product my company is designing, but the principle holds for some other applications beyond this specific product. To ground the discussion, this is a self-driving vehicles related discovery, but it could apply also to drones or virtual reality devices. Which of the following two descriptions is more desirable?
- How to use X and Y sensor to derive magnitude Z.
- How to use X and Y sensor from a self-driving vehicle to derive magnitude Z using these algorithms.
In other words, should I try to make the description as generic as possible or clearly relate it to the product we are building, even if this reduces the IP area this discovery could be comprehending?