Drafting the best background section of patent applications

(Author:By Yali Shao and Ziqing Wu; Source: Liu Shen & Associates)

How much disclosure is appropriate for the background section of a patent application? This question is difficult to answer, especially when it applies to a multinational application as different countries have different regulations regarding the background section of the application. For example, in some countries, the background section may constitute the applicant's admitted prior art (AAPA) against the invention claimed to be protected. Accordingly, it is important to know the regulations of different countries and draft a ‘one size . . .

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