I have two related but distinct inventions, which I have drafted one specification for. What is the best strategy:
- file the specification with two sets of claims (which will include more than 20 claim fees), wait for a divisional, and then split the applications, or
- file an application with the specification and only one set of claims, but then shortly afterwards file a contination claiming the second invention, for which the claims are effectively in the first, or
- file two applications on the same day, with different claims but the same specification. In this case I might want to have a different title and abstract though. Would this trigger a provisional double-patenting objection?
I've looked at continuation-in-part applications, and can't really see why anyone would file one.