Studies of industrial technology - engineer in 1969, studies of technical physics -Diplomingenieur's degree in 1972, doctor of technical sciences in 1974. Practising in the field of the protection of intellectual property (previously in the patent law firm of Mr. Hamburger) since 1969; Austrian Patent Attorney, admitted Representative at the European Patent Office and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs); Member of the Austrian and International Associations for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (AIPPI) as well as of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Handles patents and utility models in all fields of technology - except chemistry - in particular in the electric/electronic sector. Specialist in Austrian, foreign and international trademark matters (Austrian contributor to INTA).