When does editing the disclosure and/or claims for use in nonprovisional app, said disclosure and claims first disclosed in a provisional patent, constitute the addition of "New matter?"
Said in another way, must one repeat, verbatim, the disclosure of the provisional application to avoid the charge of "introduction of new matter?"
Similarly, can you "clean up" or edit any claims in the nonprovisional app that were first stated in the provisional application?
I primarily want to clean up language, etc., and rewrite claims more "efficiently" but without changing the semantics of the claims (at least that is the intent).
I want to maintain claimed priority to the provisional and do not want to "introduce new matter."