If I have a disclosure that lacks unity of invention, I believe that I can file an application, wait for a restriction requirement, elect one set of claims and then file a divisional with the second set.
Instead, can I file the same disclosure with the first set of claims, ensure the second set of claims are properly supported in the disclosure, and then file a continuation to the first with the second set of claims?
Furthermore, can I file the continuation on the same day, or even a few minutes after the first?
Finally, is there any "weird" date stuff that could happen due to patent term adjustments to either of the applications? For example, if the continuation issues before the parent, does its term get extended to the term of the parent if that subsequently issues and has a longer patent term adjustment?