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I received the NoA last month. On one hand it says that the Patent is allowed, and on the the other hand I read this line:

THIS NOTICE OF ALLOWABILITY IS NOT A GRANT OF PATENT RIGHTS

Once I get a patent granted, do I not have the rights on this ?

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You still have to pay the issue fee. After that, the USPTO will grant your patent and publish it formally, at which point you'll have your full patent rights.

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This means that before the patent has actually issued it is not a patent. The USPTO preserves a right to withdraw it from issue up until it has actually issued (this can for example happen if there is a change of patent laws that causes a need for reexamination), and also the pending application may become abandoned if you fail to timely submit payment of issue fee, or otherwise fail to be responsive (for example to a notice to correct the application).

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