Studied at Cologne University, graduating with a degree in physics. Focus of studies and work: physics, plastics engineering, technologies based on quantum physics.
1975 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) from Cologne University, 1975-1976 Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1980 Habilitation at Cologne University, Adjunct professor at Cologne University since 1985.
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney
AIPPI, FICPI, GRUR
Co - Author of Hoffmann / Kleespies / Adler: "Formularkommentar Markenrecht", Heymanns 2008