Johanna K. Müller-Kühne, PhD

Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney
Diploma in Bioscience

European Trademark 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).


Patent attorney with experience in various aspects of patent law including patent preparation and prosecution, patentability analysis, freedom to operate analysis, validity assessment, and IP strategy development. 

Prior to the co-operation with horak.attorneys at law partnership in 2016, Dr. Müller was a European and German patent attorney trainee at a national and international operating law firm for intellectual property in Jülich. During this time she studied “Law for Patent Attorneys” at Hagen University and passed the European pre-qualifying examination. Prior to her legal career Dr. Müller studied Biology at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen focusing on the fields of biochemistry, chemistry and molecular biology. Working as a research assistant at the Institute for Clinical Biochemistry in Hanover she obtained her doctoral degree (Doctor rerum naturalium) with summa cum laude in 2012.

Patent Attorney at horak. Attorneys at Law since 2016.


flag-germany German
flag-united-kingdom-great-britain English
flag-france French
flag-poland Polish

Legal Focus

Industrial property rights, in particular registration, design, attack and defense (application procedure, collision proceedings, infringement proceedings) by:

  • Patents
  • Utility patterns
  • Designs
  • brands
  • (plant) varieties 

Competition law with regard to industrial property rights

Litigation with representation as a patent attorney

Science and technology

  • Life Sciences (biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry)
  • Medical technology
  • Biotechnology, genetic engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals (active substances, antibody technology, biosimilars, generics, diagnostics, human medicine)
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Diagnostic technology
  • Foods Technology