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Claims comprising an entity of a previous claim (US practice)

At the EPO we many times claim devices or methods that comprise in some way a device previously claimed, e.g.: A tyre for a car comprising: A and B. A car comprising a tyre according to claim 1. The ...
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Should a dependent claim only referrence another dependent claim if it depends on it's new subject matter?

Along with this question. What difference does it make if you reference an independent claim directly or indirectly through another dependent claim? Is it ever necessary to state "as claimed in any ...
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Claim dependence on later claim

Is it allowable in US patent applications to have a claim dependent on a later claim in an amendment? For example: (previously presented) The system of claim 17 where .... .... (currently amended) ...
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If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim?

If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim? For example: ~~~ (Independent claim:) 1. A device for ...
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