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There are multiple ways to end up with two patents with claims that cover related subject matter. One is by filing two applications and the other is by having a continuation or divisional from a single parent or some more complicated filing relationship using more than one continuation or divisional. In the case of two applications they might or might not be ...


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You can't have coverage for two "inventions" in one patent. It gets around the fee structure the patent offices operate under. It sounds like they are trying to force you to create a divisional application. I would do a Google search of divisional patents to find strategies to get around this.


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