MSc TU Wien / Dr. sc. tech. TU Vienna
Why am I a patent attorney?
Fields of activity
Career and experience
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).