The Background Section

Title

Title of the application should be descriptive of the invention, and should be less than 500 characters.

Tags

Keywords that are relevant to your invention, separated by comma.

Background

brief description of the issues or problems to be solved by your invention. It sets up the need for the invention. You may want to describe existing solutions to these problems. You can also describe how existing solutions are inadequate.

Summary

Captures what you consider to be the highlights of your invention. You should describe the invention at a high level and reference only essential components or elements making up the invention. Non-essential or optional elements should be described later in the Detailed Description section along with the drawings illustrating their relationships to the essential elements. Alternatively, you can list the optional elements in a separate paragraph that begins with an introductory sentence such as “Implementations of the system can include one or more of the following. “

You may want to contrast the shortcomings of the prior art with your invention and focus on how your various embodiments is superior to existing solution to explain to readers the power of your invention.

To illustrate, if the invention is a car, the essential elements can include the frame, engine, and the wheels, and the non-essential elements can be heated seats and radio. In this example, you may want to summarize your invention in the Summary section as:

In one aspect, a vehicle includes a frame, an engine and a plurality of wheels driven by the engine. Implementations of the system can include one or more of the following. Heated seats can be provide for passenger comfort. A radio can be added to a dashboard to provide entertainment to passengers

Abstract

A short description of your invention. Keep it short (less than 500 words).

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