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After drafting two independent claims for interrelated apparatus, is it possible to draft 3rd independent which include both?

You an do this, in fact it doesn't even need the third claim to be independent. I do not know EPO law very well but there are innumerable U.S. patents with a claim 1 to a transmitter that sends a ...
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Are the dependent claims still infriengble if the independent claim is meaningfully different from mine?

As @EricS says - dependent claims, by definition, narrow the claim(s) they depend from. Therefore there is no way to not infringe an independent claim but infringe a claim that depends from that ...
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Are the dependent claims still infriengble if the independent claim is meaningfully different from mine?

I am not a lawyer, but I believe that if you don't infringe the independent claim, you can't infringe any claims dependent on that claim. If the independent claim includes a mirror and you don't ...
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Decision on final office action amendment in regards to potential infringements

Under patent infringement doctrine, there can be infringement under doctrine of equivalents or under means plus function language. The latter is invoked when the claim includes functional language. ...
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how to frame independent claim for comparing two components of a system

Looks good to me. As long as it is clear what you mean, you should do fine. And clarity is quite subjective, so depending on the examiner your claim may be clear or not. A proposal in case it may be ...
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Should a dependent claim only referrence another dependent claim if it depends on it's new subject matter?

A dependent claim references either an independent claim or a previous dependent claim. Note, in the U.S. multiply dependent claims ""as claimed in any one of the preceding claims" or "as claimed in ...
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A dependent claim that modifies just one aspect of the independent claim

You can't remove anything required by a referenced claim but you can add to it or you can narrow it. For example - The method of claim 1 where the hammer used in step b is a claw hammer. Or - the ...
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A US independent claim never starts with a definite article 'The'

I did my own research and found out that: Among 3,019,895 utility patents published 04/01/2005 through 16/01/2018, 1,707 patents (%0.057) have at least one independent claim starting with 'The' ...
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Broader claim for a Provisional application after non-provisional application - same invention

It's been awhile since I did this, but IIRC (if I recall correctly ), one may file a CIP at any time during pendency of the original non-provisional and its descendents, which is the only way to "add ...
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Broader claim for a Provisional application after non-provisional application - same invention

Update: Turns out there was an earlier provisional, so this answer no longer applies. I've left it for posterity. Because the first non-provisional was filed less than a year ago, a simple approach ...
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Multiple Inventions as Independent Claims

What you are talking about is called "unity". In most patent offices (in all of them I would guess) a set of claims must relate to a single general concept. If not, the applicant is required to keep ...
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