Bereich DPMA

At a glance Personnel and finances

Number of staff and recruiting, Vocational training, finances, income and expenditure

Number of staff and recruiting

The DPMA had a total of 2,771 staff at the end of 2020.

220 in Jena, 55 in Berlin und 2496 in Munich and Hauzenberg

In 2020, 33% of management positions at the DPMA were held by women.

In 2020 we hired 106 new staff.

63 patent examiners, 10 trainees and 33 in other areas

Incentive bonuses for 775 very committed and high-performing staff members.

Vocational training

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IT specialist

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Media and information services clerk

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Electrician for power and building services engineering

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Management assistant in office communications

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Administrative employee

A total of 48 trainees in 6 skilled occupations offered by the DPMA.

Fachinformatiker/Fachinformatikerin: 8 in München, 1 in Jena

Further training

2.5 training days on average were used by staff for personal further training.

219 in-house training courses and language courses and lectures were held for our staff in 2020.

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Income and expenditure

Income and expenditure 2020 compared to 2019

Breakdown of income by types of IP

Patents 84,6 %, Trade Marks 13,4 %, Utility Models 1,5 %, Designs 0,5 %

Total expenditure DPMA €235.1m

salaries employees, salaries civil servants, auxiliary staff-related costs, IT, other operating budget