Studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich with a specialization in control engineering. His diploma thesis was written in the field of software for spectral analysis with discrete Fourier transform. He completed his postgraduate studies on the subject of English-speaking countries at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Prior to entering the field of intellectual property, he worked as a software engineer, a lecturer and instructor for IT, a project manager and a development manager.
He joined Manitz Finsterwald Patentanwälte PartmbB in 2006.