The title is mostly self explanatory, but I have never been through the patent process before. I have a specific concept for a piece of software that fits the criteria of someone else being able to go out and create it with my description, and have done my own patent search. There are 2-3 patents that are similar enough that I can see an examiner questioning them, but I can confidently refute.
Is it possible to include an addendum referencing these patents with the initial application and explaining how clearly different those are from mine? I feel like this would save immense time vs. receiving non-final rejects, submitting amendments and reconsideration, etc.