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I have a solution or proof of concept

Your patent application should describe your invention in enough detail that someone else with good knowledge of the same technical field would be able to reproduce it. So ensure you’ve worked out all the technical details and parameters. You might also have complementary know-how or a trade secret. Don’t hold back such information if it’s essential, i.e. the invention wouldn’t work without it. And be careful – in some countries (e.g. the US) there’s an obligation to disclose not just any way to implement your invention, but the optimal way if you know it. This is known as “best mode” disclosure.