Just read "this-is-a-direct-copy-of-a-previous-patent-we-own", in conjunction with "Are text and images in the patent copyrighted?", and "Can I copy texts from other applications into my application?".
I'm curious if anyone has attempted to force an application or patent to be: un-published / revoked / re-examined on the grounds the patent application itself infringes on someone else's copyrighted material.
Can you revoke a patent simply by issuing a DMCA takedown notice against a patent hosted on the USPTO site (if the details can't be published, there's no way to avoid infringement, so the patent would obviously become invalid).