(Clarifying with more detail): With the original application in prosecution with multiple rejections to be resolved, is there an advantage of filing a Continuation application with the same specs but a substantially different set of claims, as compared to just canceling a substantial portion of original claims and resubmitting as original application with significant claims revisions?
(I have been advised to consider this, but it's not yet clear to me what the advantage is.)
CORRECTION: I was one word off, causing some confusion. "resubmitting as original application with significant claims revisions"
should have been:
"resubmitting as amended application with significant claims revisions."
In other words, in my case, an RCE (Request for Continued Examination) because it's already had 2 O.A.'s.
I can understand that if it's believed there's a strong chance of getting the first application through, and there's a opening seen for submitting a different set of claims that cover the invention from a very different angle, then I see how that could be an advantage.