37 CFR 11.506: Restrictions on right to practice

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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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, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]