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Fixing a poorly written patent application that has not been published

I have a patent application that was poorly written. There have been no office actions on the merits and the application has not published. I want to basically rewrite the app, or at least change it ...
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Citing art in body of application?

What factors should an inventor consider when deciding whether or not to include references to other art in the background section of their patent application? It no longer seems to be a common ...
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Letter received re abandonment of patent

In reference to the patent: US20130033156 My name is Lesley Anne Targett, widow of Kenneth Stanley Targett. I have received a letter from the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office re patent ...
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Continuation to Divisional

An application is being filed as a continuation application. After filing that can it be changed to a Divisional applicaiton at a later stage?
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Generation of patent ideas

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...
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Is it enough to send a scanned copy of the oath as a PDF file?

I am under the impression that online filing of patent applications is paper-free, i.e., I am not required to send any physical document to the USPTO, but sending all documents as PDF files is OK. ...