He is a German Patent Attorney and European Patent and Trademark Attorney with his office in Munich, as a partner of Boehmert & Boehmert. His technical background (as well as Ph.D. degree) is in physics. He teaches Intellectual Property Law as an Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, as a Lecturer at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich, Germany, and as a Visiting Professor as well as a Lecturer at several further universities in both Asia and U.S.A.. He is a Past-President of LES International and of LES Germany. He received the Gold Medal of LESI in 2005 and has been inducted into the IP Hall of Fame. Furthermore, he is a member of the EPO's Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO).