Dr.rer.nat. Cornelia Müller - Dipl.-Phys. - German Patent Attorney (Patentanwältin), European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney - Partner

Dr.rer.nat. Cornelia Müller


German Patent Attorney (Patentanwältin), European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney


T.: +49 (0) 611-99174-0


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‚Every step the mind takes in its progress towards knowledge makes an idea which is not only new, but the best too, for the time at least.‘ (freely quoted from John Locke) - Obtaining the right protection for your valuable ideas is a matter that is very close to my heart - be it as a patent, utility model, trademark or design.

Technical expertise

  • Physics
  • Sensor technology / sensory engineering / measurement engineering
  • Medical technology
  • Materials science (especially ceramics, glasses, semiconductors)
  • Systems engineering (especially glass production)
  • Safety technology
  • Automotive technology
  • Software

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Legal expertise

  • Patent and utility model applications
  • Patent grant procedures
  • Opposition proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Trademark applications
  • Trademark collision monitoring
  • Design patent and registered design applications
  • Law of employee inventions

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Professional career

  • Studies of physics (main focus: ceramics, optics and laser spectroscopy) in Chemnitz, Hannover and Berkeley (USA)
  • Dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Stuttgart: The influence of microstructure on the superconducting properties of Bi2+ySr2-xCa0,9+xCu2O8+d - single crystals
  • Studies of medical physics and technology (Distance learning at Technical University of Kaiserslautern)
  • Patent engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH and Bundesdruckerei GmbH (1999 to 2003)
  • Training as a patent attorney in Berlin, Bad Nauheim and Munich
  • German Patent Attorney (Patentanwältin), European Trademark and Design Attorney since 2005
  • Partner at Keil & Schaafhausen Patentanwälte PartGmbB (2009-2022)
  • Partner at WSL since 2023