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How detailed should the background be?

I'm not a lawyer, but I've worked with many while writing up my patents. If there is a particularly relevant piece of prior art it is often useful to go ahead and include a discussion of it in the ...
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What if I didn't mention all the use cases for my invention across different sectors?

If your invention is a physical thing - device, apparatus, system, machine etc. it is (essentially) defined by its structure. Something meeting the claimed definition while sitting in a shelf would ...
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'Background of the Invention'

1) It doesn't, if you describe your invention effectively and claim it well, it should be given to an expert at the USPTO that knows a significant amount of background. If you have prior art, cite it ...
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Does the US Patent Office fact check an application's Background section before granting a patent?

My experience is that (at least at the USPTO) there is no burden to prove the truth of the specification or that the patented technology actually works. I'm guessing their logic is that if a useless ...
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How detailed should the background be?

You must sufficiently teach your invention in your non provisional description and also in any cited provisional. But you are not required to analyze the prior art in a detailed background section; ...
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