A German Patent Attorney and European Patent and Trademark Attorney. Partner of Boehmert & Boehmert and of Forrester & Boehmert, with his office at Munich. Technical background (as well as PhD degree) in physics and physical chemistry. Before his career as a patent attorney Assistant of Professor at the Polymer Department of the University of Mainz, Germany. He is one of the senior partners of his firm and is particularly involved in international patent and licensing matters, in¬cluding litigation and arbitration. He is an Associate Judge at the Senate for Patent Attorneys Matters at the German Federal Court of Justice and a Senior Advisor to the German Industrial Investment Council (IIC), Berlin, with a specific responsibility for IIC Life Sciences and Chemicals. He teaches Patent and Licensing Law as a Lecturer at the University of Bremen, Germany, and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich, Germany, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara, CA, U.S.A., the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., the National ChengChi University, Taipei, and the Tokai University, Tokyo. He is a Past President of LES International and of LES Germany.