37 CFR 11.506: Restrictions on right to practice

Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018

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§11.506    Restrictions on right to practice.

A practitioner shall not participate in offering or making:

  • (a) A partnership, shareholders, operating, employment, or other similar type of agreement that restricts the right of a practitioner to practice after termination of the relationship, except an agreement concerning benefits upon retirement; or
  • (b) An agreement in which a restriction on the practitioner’s right to practice is part of the settlement of a client controversy.

[Added 78 FR 20180, April 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]