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After NFOA, can you amend your independent claim by subject matter in your description although not claimed first without substantial repercussions?

This is a US/USPTO answer. It is not clear what the situation might be. I have seen a case where original independent claims were all canceled and new independent claims submitted and the examiner ...
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If your attorney were to receive high number of non-final office actions, does that mean lack experience or that the claims lack evidence?

At least two questions here - High number of non-final actions? Usually office actions become final very soon in the process. Many non-final actions means the examiner has not succeed in even making a ...
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Does adding an Applicant's other patent as prior art to a nonfinal first office action in response to a claim rejection require a reexamination?

The section of the law (102) on prior art says: (2) the claimed invention was described in a patent issued under section 151, or in an application for patent published or deemed published under ...
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Is the "Notification Date" the same as the "Mailing Date of [the Office Action]"? ...and relating ambiguities

It does not depend upon when you received it. A few places in the MPEP and Federal register you see something like . . . email notification is delivered a few days later than the mailroom/...
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Receiving NFOA way after an appeal brief was filed after a complete final rejection & rejective advisory action, does it indicate room allowance?

An Office Action after an appeal is filed indicates a return to examination. This can be because you have convinced the examiner (or SPE) that there is something wrong with the rejection. They might ...
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After a non-final rejection how can I respond with a traversal?

The answer is that it is the same selection- "Amendment/Req. Reconsideration-After Non-Final Reject" and "Applicant Arguments/Remarks Made In An Amendment". The second choice can read as "Applicant ...
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Non-Final Action response timeframe?

Read the restriction requirement. The answer will be printed right on it! It used to be a month, but now it's two months. See: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/PLT_Memo_to_Examiners_12-13-...
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