We figured the claims aren't well written in the first patent and with experience with the same patent drafter we want to file a patent again of the same invention within the year time frame of the publication date of the first one. Are we allowed to do this?
First option: If the first application is alive, you just amend it. No need to file another application. Second option: Even if the first application has already been abandoned, you can still rely on the so-called "priority right". (see http://www.patenttrademarkblog.com/priority-date/)