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Advantages of Designing Sub-Patents based on an initial wide-ranging Patent owned by the same inventor?

As a general rule of thumb, what would be the main approach/advantages to designing a series of secondary patents, all based on a broad initial patent, but which are themselves more specific to ...
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Non-provisional application merely incorporating by reference provisional application?

In the US, it is allowed to incorporate by reference (IBR) another document, and the IBRed document is treated as though it literally exists in the citing document. Therefore, in a non-provisional ...
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How do I reference provisional patent B in provisional patent A?

I'm about to file two provisional patents. Patent A and Patent B are different patents. However a tiny section of Patent A depends on Patent B. How do I reference patent B in patent A?
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Can I reference an existing patent that was made in 1974? If so, how in depth?

I have an idea that includes a 'click' spring retractable system (In reference to 'click' pen invention) that was published in 1974. The mechanism would be vastly similar. How intricately do I have ...
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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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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

Most likely, I will reference MS Color Picker patent in my patent application. My software will use this color selection feature. If my patent gets accepted, will MS (or anyone else whose patent I ...