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Background

Dr. Volker Kühn is Of Counsel in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson. Dr. Kühn is a European Patent Attorney with a particular focus in life sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices.   He has experience helping national and international companies protect and develop products in pharmaceutical chemistry, galenics and medical technology.

Dr. Kühn represents clients at the European Patent Office (EPO) Examining and Opposition Divisions, as well as the Boards of Appeals, and has also been involved in many freedom to operate projects and licensing agreement negotiations. In addition, Dr. Kühn advises clients on the German Law of Compensation for Employee’s Inventions.

Prior to joining Fish, Dr. Kühn was a patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Group at Olswang LLP and in other Munich based law firms. In addition, he previously worked for Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH in their patent department, and was the Head of IP and Licensing at the internationally renowned biotech company Qiagen N.V., a leading provider of molecular sample and assay technologies.