Dr. Katharina Klasen (カタリーナ・クラーゼン博士)




  • Active in industrial property protection since 2011
  • Multi-year research abroad at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (scholarship of the German Research Society)
  • Lecturer at the Ruhr University Bochum in the field of Intellectual Property
  • Inventor consulting at the Information Centre Technology and Patents of the Technical University of Dortmund


  • Biology studies at the Ruhr University Bochum with a focus on cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and imaging techniques
  • Doctorate with distinction at the Ruhr University Bochum at the Department of Cell Biology with a focus on molecular biology, protein biochemistry, imaging techniques and neurophysiology; Scholarship holder of the Study Foundation of the German People
  • Trained as a German and European Patent Attorney as well as a German and European Trademark and Design Lawyer at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and at the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) in Munich
  • Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at Fern University Hagen

Technical specialties

  • Life Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Imaging procedures
  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular biology

Legal fields

  • National and international patent application and examination procedures
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • National annulment and infringement proceedings
  • National and international registration and examination procedures
  • Opposition and nullity procedures
  • National, European and international designs
  • National utility models
  • Worldwide IP applications including examination and grant procedures
  • Strategic consulting "Intellectual Property"

Patent law activities

  • German and International Trademark Law
  • European patent law
  • US patent law


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Course: Intellectual Property: Patenting in the Ing. -Wiss., lecture for students and doctoral students of natural and engineering sciences at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Internal training on US patent law
  • Inventor advice at the Information Centre for Technology and Patents (ITP), TU-Dortmund; Advising start-ups and founders on intellectual property


German Patent Attorneys' Association, EPI, FICP; Alumni of the Study Foundation of the German People


  • Endurance sports (running, basketball)
  • Hiking
  • Travel