Hannah Maria Gruchow

Hannah Maria Gruchow

M. Sc.

Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Hannah Maria Gruchow

M. Sc.

Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Hannah Gruchow deals with the filing, prosecution and enforcement of German, European and international technical property rights as well as opposition and nullity proceedings. She also advises on issues relating to employee invention law and has particular experience in preparing FTO searches and opinions as well as IP landscape and portfolio analyses. One aspect of her work concerns advice and activities in the field of plant breeding technologies and plant variety protection.

Hannah Gruchow speaks German, English, Swedish and French (basic knowledge).

Technical focus

  • Process engineering
  • White biotechnology
  • Plant Variety Protection
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Breeding technologies
  • Food technology
  • Olfactory and aroma compounds
  • Organic Chemistry


Studied molecular and applied biotechnology at Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany, with a research stay at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola in Gothenburg, Sweden; worked at Fraunhofer IME in Aachen, Germany,during studies and specialized in process engineering, plant biotechnology and pharmaceutical biotechnology; master's thesis at DuPont in the field of process engineering and subsequent work as process engineer; subsequently worked as a project engineer at a start-up in the field of renewable energies.

Legal training at Eisenführ Speiser from 2019 to 2022 with accompanying legal studies at the Distance-Learning University of Hagen, training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and Federal Patent Court and stay at the Federal Plant Variety Office in Hanover. Patent Agent since 2022.


  • Alumni Network RWTH 

Publications & Presentations

A Rapid Laser Probing Method Facilitates the Non-invasive and Contact-free Determination of Leaf Thermal Properties

J Vis Exp. 2017 Jan 7;(119):54835. Weitere Autoren/Further authors: J.F. Buyel, M. Wehner

Determination of the thermal properties of leaves by non-invasive contact free laser probing

J Biotechnol. 2016 Jan 10;217:100-8. Weitere Autoren/Further authors: J.F. Buyel , N. Tödter , M. Wehner 

Depth Filters Containing Diatomite Achieve More Efficient Particle Retention than Filters Solely Containing Cellulose Fibers

Front Plant Sci. 2015 Dec 21;6:1134. Weitere Autoren/Further authors: J.F. Buyel, R. Fischer

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