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Patent abstract: should I aim for generality or concretion?

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 ...
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Can the wording of the Abstract be modified during the prosecution phase, if it only adds matter already in the specifications?

I would like to include mention of a secondary feature that's fully described in specifications and claims, but not currently mentioned in the abstract. Process is currently at the stage of pending ...
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What does 'abstract' mean in a patent?

Looking through Google patents and on certain patents above the description is says 'ABSTRACT'. I am new to the patent world, still learning.
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Is it possible to patent something that is purely an idea?

I have recently thought of an interesting and potentially very successful idea that could be implemented in 2-3 years. It would have at least a EU, or even a worldwide span. However, I have no ...