Johanna K. Müller-Kühne, PhD
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney and Design Attorney
“Patents shall be granted for any inventions, in all fields of technology, provided that they are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application (Para. 1 section 1 of the German Patent Act).”
Born in 1984; Mrs. Müller studied biology from 2004 to 2008 at the University of Göttingen and her diploma thesis concerned the field of developmental biochemistry at the Göttingen Centre for Molecular Biosciences. Diploma in 2008 in: “Identification of potential retinoic acid-dependent genes during early pancreatic specification in Xenopus laevis”.
Mrs. Müller worked from 2009 to 2012 as a research associate at the Institute of Clinical Biochemistry of the Hannover Medical School (MHH). In September 2012, she achieved the German title of “Dr. rer. nat.” (transl. PhD in Bioscience), with summa cum laude and a thesis on the “Regulation of puberty by superior mechanisms and environmental factors”.
Mrs. Müller joined a Patent focused Law Firm in Jülich as a German and European patent attorney candidate in October 2012, and therefore studied general law for patent attorneys. She passed the European Preliminary Examination in 2015 and completed her training as a patent attorney in March 2016.
Cooperation with the Law Firm Horak Attorneys at Law since mid-2016.
Specializations in German Law
Intellectual property law, in particular registration, design, attack and defence strategies (registration proceedings, collision proceedings, infringement proceedings) of:
- Utility Models
- Plants Varieties
Competition law related to the protection of industrial property laws
Litigation with representation as patent attorney
Scientific and technical fields:
- Life sciences (biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry)
- Medical technology
- Biotechnology, genetic engineering
- Pharmaceuticals (active ingredients, antibody technology, biosimilars, generics, diagnostics, human medicine)
- Plant Biotechnology
- Diagnostic Technology
- Food Products