Christian Wohlrab

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Senior Patent Expert
Patent engineer
MSc TU Wien / Dr. sc. tech. TU Vienna

Why am I a patent attorney?

“I became a patent professional late in my career, with many years of previous experience as an employee and inventor in the research and development department of an international company operating in the fields of vacuum and surface technology. Having worked in industry and as an attorney, I know the patent industry from both sides, and I enjoy putting my in-depth expertise to good use for the benefit of our clients.”

Fields of activity

Career and experience

Drafting patents and coordinating international application procedures, focusing on surface and vacuum technology, physico-chemical processes, plant engineering, printing and packaging technology including ink and toner chemistry; Competition monitoring, searches, infringement and FTO analysis; Extensive experience in coordinating and preparing disputes (oppositions, nullity and infringement actions in DE, GB, USA).
Christian Wohlrab joined Troesch Scheidegger Werner AG as a patent expert in 2013.
Christian Wohlrab first encountered patents as an employee and inventor in the research and development department of an international company operating in the field of vacuum and surface technology.

Prior to joining Troesch Scheidegger Werner AG, Christian Wohlrab was Head of the Patent Department at Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG and was in charge of patents for the Pelikan Group (2007-2013). Prior to that, he was Patent Manager at Oerlikon Balzers (now Oerlikon Surface Technology), where he was responsible for the patent portfolio and technical IP development of the coating group (1998-2007). Christian Wohlrab gained his first experience in the field of IP as a patent engineer at the law firm Büchel und Partner (1995-1997). Prior to that, he worked in various development and pilot project departments at Balzers (1988-1995).

Christian Wohlrab’s technical expertise includes surface and plasma technology (pa-CVD, PVD, plasma spray), materials and tribology, consumables in printing technology (inks, pigments, inkjet and laser cartridges) and GC/MS analysis. In addition, Christian Wohlrab is named as (co‑)inventor in numerous applications in the field of surface and plasma technology.

Christian Wohlrab completed a chemical engineering degree (TU Vienna) with a focus on GC/MS trace analysis on fine dusts. He wrote a dissertation in the field of CVD hard material coating in collaboration with Plansee SE, Reutte. He then undertook part-time studies in Company Innovation and Technology Management (WU-St. Gallen & TU Graz).