Dr. Theresa Schönhofer

Euro­pean Patent Attorney


Main areas of practice

  • Prepa­ra­tion of patent and util­i­ty mod­el applications
  • Patent pros­e­cu­tion
  • Assis­tance in oppo­si­tion and appeal pro­ceed­ings before the Euro­pean Patent Office
  • Free­dom-To-Oper­ate (FTO) and pri­or art searches

Technical fields

  • Med­ical tech­nol­o­gy, in par­tic­u­lar neu­os­tim­u­la­tion, endoscopy, robot-assist­ed microsurgery
  • Bio­sciences
  • Bio­chem­istry
  • Med­ical diagnostics
  • Bio­med­ical analytics
  • Phar­ma­cy
  • 3‑D print­ing

Education / Career

  • Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence (Oecotrophol­o­gy) at the Jus­tus-Liebig Uni­ver­si­ty Giessen
  • Mas­ter of Sci­ence (Nutri­tion­al Sci­ences, focus on Bio­med­i­cine) at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich
  • Doc­tor­ate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich: Nov­el exper­i­men­tal strate­gies to assess the inter­play between white adipocyte mito­chon­dr­i­al bioen­er­get­ics and sys­temic glu­cose home­osta­sis in C57BL/6 mice
  • Post­doc at Helmholtz Zen­trum München, Ger­man Research Cen­ter for Envi­ron­men­tal Health: Focus: Aptamer-medi­at­ed, organ-spe­cif­ic drug transport
  • IP pro­fes­sion­al in the field of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty since 2018
  • Since 2022: Admis­sion as Euro­pean Patent Attorney


  • Ger­man
  • Eng­lish
  • French


  • Euro­pean Patent Insti­tute (epi)


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Schöt­tl T, Kap­pler L, Fromme T, Klin­gen­spor M. Schöt­tl T, et al. Mol Metab. 2015 Jul 15;4(9):631–42.

Schöt­tl T, Kap­pler L, Braun K, Fromme T, Klin­gen­spor M. Schöt­tl T, et al. Endocrinol­o­gy. 2015 Mar;156(3):923–33.

Schoet­tl T, Fis­ch­er IP, Ussar S. Schoet­tl T, et al. J Exp Biol. 2018 Mar 7;221.

Schöt­tl T, Pachl F, Gies­bertz P, Daniel H, Kuster B, Fromme T, Klin­gen­spor M. Schöt­tl T, et al. Obe­si­ty (Sil­ver Spring). 2020 Mar;28(3):590–600.

Foto: con­nol­ly weber, München