Notice of Allowance

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A Notice of Allowance is a document received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notifying you that the USPTO has approved your patent application. The Notice of Allowance lists the remaining fees (e.g., publication and issue fee) to complete the patent process. You are given three months from the Notice of Allowance to pay an issue fee for the patent to issue from the patent application.

The Notice sometimes includes a Reasons For Allowance section which states the reasons why the examiner has determined that the claims are allowable.

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