Dr. Tetiana Kharkovets

Dr. Tetiana Kharkovets (Place: Munich)
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Dr.rer.nat., Dipl.-Biol.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark & Design Attorney

Dr. Tetiana Kharkovets studied biochemistry and molecular biology at Kharkov University (Ukraine) and at Hamburg University (Germany).Thereafter, she did her doctorate at Center for Molecular Neurobiology  (ZMNH) in Hamburg in the field of neurobiology. In her thesis, she studied the role of voltage-gated potassium channels in the development of inherited deafness on transgenic mouse models as well as their expression and role in the organism.

Dr. Kharkovets entered the field of intellectual property rights 2005 as a trainee at a Munich Patent Law firm, at the German Patent and Trademark Office, at the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) and at the Distance Learning University Hagen. Dr. Kharkovets passed the German patent attorney's examination in 2007 and was inaugurated as patent attorney in 2010. She is an authorized representative before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Supreme Court in nullity appeal proceedings, the German Federal Office for Plant Varieties, the International Bureau of WIPO, the European Patent Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, European trademarks and designs). She joined our firm in 2017.

Dr. Kharkovets advises clients as a European Patent Attorney and a German Patent Attorney on all issues of intellectual property rights, especially on the technical fields of chemistry, biotechnology, and life sciences. Her scientific background comprises  biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical compounds and formulations, diagnostic assays and medical indications. In particular, she has acquired extensive experience in the field of supplementary protection certificates (SPC).

Dr. Kharkovets is a lecturer at the MCI (Management Center Innsbruck, Austria) for the lecture course on “Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology”.

Her native language is Russian. She speaks fluently Ukrainian, English, and German and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French. Currently, she is learning Chinese.