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The US is a common law country, which means law comes from a few sources: statutes (bills passed by Congress), administrative law (rules passed by federal agencies), and common law (rules derived from ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

You are correct. From MPEP 211.05 A: for a claim in a later filed nonprovisional application to be entitled to the benefit of the filing date of the provisional application, the written description ...
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Time for submitting Supplemental Response & update 132 declaration

Sounds like the call from the examiner was not a formal action, so there is not formal deadline. If you wait long enough you will get a final action that you do not want so, if it will be more than a ...
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Claims with reference to single dependent claims

Yes, that is permissible and defined in paragraph 6.18. For instance, US 7,756,129 is a grant with 401 claims, although they are not all in serial as in your example. Keep in mind that writing ...
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Can a device claim be amended to a method after an office action?

Yes, claim amendment is allowed during an Office Action as long as the amended claim language fits within the original disclosure and background. The information you are looking for is in MPEP ...
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Patent filing procedure without a patent attorney

I don't know where to start? For starter you should read the USPTO patent applicant checklist on filing patent and its basic requirements and gather information listed therein. LINK what if ...
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