I filed a provisional utility patent less than a year ago. Since then, I received a few notices which I did not follow up on, and the application was abandoned.
I think I have two options now, which are to either try to revise the original, or file a new one. The advantage of filing a new one (with the same claims), would be that I would secure the current filing date, and have a year from now to follow up on the non-provisional. If I revised the old one, I would only have a few more months to finish the non-provisional (a year from the original filing date).
If I were to try to abandon the current application, and start a new one, would my original provisional application count as prior art; invalidating the claims in the new one? Curious if there are any other gaps in my understanding, as well.