The earlier email (below) suggests a practice that differs from the approach of some organizations that file (too) many claims.  The question must be asked:  Is it time for the PTO to reinstitute routine use of “undue multiplicity” to curb situations where there is an undue number of claims?
A further excerpt from the monograph is attached.
Regards
Hal

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To properly draft and prosecute a patent application, a best practice is to take a holistic approach to the presentation of the application.

An excerpt is attached to the PDF version of this note taken from the writer’s monograph, FIRST TO FILE PATENT DRAFTING, A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE,

§ 1[b], A Holistic Approach to the New Patent Law, pp. 55-61 (2016).

Regards,

Hal