Exercise of the profession as a patent attorney in the public sector

Patent attorneys,

  • who are used as judges or civil servants without being appointed for life,
  • who are called into the employment of a soldier on a temporary period, or
  • who are temporarily employed in the public sector,

may not pursue their profession as a patent attorney, unless they carry out the tasks assigned to them on a voluntary basis.


Upon request, the competent authority may appoint a representative to the patent attorney or allow him or her to practise the profession himself or her, provided that this does not jeopardise the interests of the administration of justice.


No documents are required.

Related Links

  • ยง 42 Patent Attorney Regulations (PAO)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018