[ Patent attorneys Act ]

Independent adviser and representative.

The patent attorney is an independent body in the administration of justice, located at an interface between various disciplines: between law and technology. This is where the patent attorney works as an adviser and representative, because he is as familiar with the relevant law as he is with the technology involved.

The Patent Attorneys Act lay down in detail the powers of patent attorneys, the requirements for admission to the patent bar and registration of a patent law firm, and also defines the tasks of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer) and the Patent Bar Council.