I have filed a patent, hopefully it will be granted.
After filing, I have found an older patent, that is somewhat close to mine.
Let's say the patent office doesn't find out about this patent (a thin hypothesis, but who knows)
Does holding my patent protects me from this other patent ?
Do I risk being sued by the other older patent owner ?
I am not worried that my patent can be invalidated, I am worried to not be able to use my own invention.