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what can you take away from a provisional application?

The only option is to make the trade-off between the pluses and minuses of claiming the benefit of the provisional and not claim it or remove the priority claim before publication.
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what can be added to a provisional patent when the non-provisional is filed?

A non-provisional application claiming the benefit of a provisional application should be as comprehensive an application as possible, including whatever you think would help valuable claims be ...
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what can you take away from a provisional application?

Is this possible? Nope. Since you will be claiming the benefit of a provisional filing, the entire filing must become published when the non-provisional is published. Note however that you can delay ...
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Can I include multiple specific software functionalities of my broad idea in a single provisional patent application?

As pointed out in this answer a provisional application becomes part of the file wrapper of any later-filed application which relies on it. When the later-filed application is published, the contents ...
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Do provisional utility patent applications also contain claims?

What advantages are there in including the claims in the provisional? If the claims are included in the provisional, it is harder for an opponent to challenge the priority on the basis that the ...
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drafting your own provisional patent, then hire attorney to review and submit

I actually have some software patents and I wouldn’t dream of trying to draft the specification myself. The specification enables the claims. Good attorneys often draft the claims first. In any case I ...
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drafting your own provisional patent, then hire attorney to review and submit

Unlikely. Protecting software innovations is getting harder and harder and has become a somewhat specialized art. Getting someone to review and file something written by a person without extensive ...
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Filing a Provisional Application for Two Inventions with Overlapping Inventors

You could file one provisional application listing all inventors who contributed to anything inventive disclosed. An alternative that might serve you all better would be to write the description you ...
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