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PCT with US RO — how to file the IDS?

Last month I filed a PCT application with the US as the receiving office, using EFS-web. I uploaded everything (I think) correctly and paid my microentity fees. I want to now file an information ...
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If a standard form needs some format corrections described in the OA, should the resubmitted form be re-dated or should it keep its original date?

Specifically it is an Information Disclosure Statement in which some dates for non-patent refs were missing, but no new references are being added.
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Forgotten Prior Art - IDS

If I forget and/or cannot relocate a reference that would otherwise be required in an information disclosure statement (IDS) under duty of disclosure, are there potential inequitable conduct issues ...
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Burying prior art/achieving broad presumption of validity via IDS

Are there any consequences for disclosing "too many" references in an information disclosure statement (IDS)? For example, one may do this to bury a damning reference, overwhelm the examiner so that ...
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How should existing software products be described in an IDS, if at all?

In an IDS for a software/computer-implemented method application, how should existing software products be documented, if at all, when the software products in question have a subset of functions of ...