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Repatenting someone else's dropped provisionals

My question is, can anybody provide any part of the US patent law proving or disproving the statement that: Dropped and unpublished provisionals do not impede novelty of other inventions? And how ...
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When exactly do you lose the provisionals priority?

After reading some previous questions about provisionals, especially from inventors wanting to write them themselfs and consult an attorney only for the non provisional, I was wondering, how much do ...
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Drawing not available and PDF not available

In reference to the patent: US20150244345 Why are the drawings not uploaded? In this patent, PDF is not available to see or download.
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Multiple references US vs EU

In the EU its customary to have claims like Method for... Method from claim 1 plus ... Method from claim 1 or 2 plus ... ... (only dependent claims here) Method from one of the previous claims plus ...