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Do divisional, continuation, and continuation-in-part affect expiration dates for patents filed prior to June 8, 1995?

As noted in an answer regarding the expiration of US 5,618,582, the effective expiration date of the patent was calculated as: The patent application was filed on June 7, 1995 and issued on April ...
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What is the process for filing a continuation-in-part?

I need someone to provide me with a detailed explanation for the process for filing a continuation in part within one year of originally filing for a patent. I know you pay the same fees as you did ...
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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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Understanding File History and child parent of a Patent

In reference to the patent: US20030154017 Priority date is 1996 and based on number the patent is in Application status, how come?