Prof. Dr. Christian Rohnke studied law in Munich, Geneva and Austin (Texas), where he was a Fulbright scholar. He holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence and was awarded the degree of Dr. iur by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich for a dissertation on international antitrust law. Before his election to the bar of the Federal Supreme Court, Christian Rohnke practiced as Attorney-at-law in New York City and as Rechtsanwalt in Munich and Hamburg. For many years he was a partner in a leading international law firm where he was part of the German management team. Since 2003 he is Adjunct Professor for Patent Law at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. After his admission to the Supreme Court Bar in 2014, he was a partner in the law firm von Gierke & Rohnke.