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Continuing patent application strategy?

A good strategy is filing continuing patent to close holes in claims, so here is my question: Can continuing patent application be filed the same as the prior application or it must have some changes ...
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Is a co-inventor listed in a patent application have to be a co-inventor in a divisional patent application?

My name is on a patent application as first inventor. My friend's name is on a patent application as second inventor. I'm planning to file a divisional patent application. Does his name have to be ...
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Continuation from a provisional

I just want to make sure that I am reading the answers to similar questions correctly. Here is my question: Suppose I have a provisional app that has apparatus A and B. A non-provisonal is filed off ...
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Provisional, publication and continuation

Suppose one files a provisional that describes methods A and B, then publishes a paper describing methods A and B, then files a non-provisional that claims the benefit of the provisional and describes ...
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Can I file a continuation / divisional on an issued patent

A patent application that I wrote issued as a patent in August 2013. I have not claimed a few features that were disclosed in the specification. Is it possible to file a continuation / divisional ...
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Continuation patent and novelty

Even though it is usually described that continuation patents are mainly used to broaden or change claims about a disclosure made in a parent patent application, I am led to understand they can also ...
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patent continuation

I filed a patent application a month ago. Now I found a simpler way of doing very similar thing to what I had described, basically eliminating one of the main 3 blocks of the invention. So I'm going ...
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What is a continuation patent?

I understand that a continuation patent builds upon an existing patent (or application) by the same inventor. However, I find some aspects to be murky and prone to misuse. Specific questions follow: ...