Freda Wuesthoff, the first German female patent attorney was born in Berlin on the 16th of May 1896 as Freda Hoffmann. She studied physics, chemistry and mathematics. Freda Wuesthoff completed her qualification as patent attorney in 1927 and founded a patent attorney’s office together with her husband Franz Wuesthoff. Classified as a ‘half-Jew’, she was not allowed to practise her profession in the ‘Third Reich’. She campaigned in the peace movement and was concerned with the dangers of atomic power after the war. She is a co-founder of the ‘Deutscher Frauenring’ an organisation concerned with the interests of women. Freda Wuesthoff died on the 5th of November 1956 in Munich.