Joerg Machek, born in 1951, is of Austrian nationality and a physicist by training. He holds a Dipl.Ing. of the Technical University of Vienna and a PhD of Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK. Having spent six years in manufacturing and researching semiconductor devices he joined the European Patent Office in 1986 at the branch in The Hague. After three years he was transferred to Munich where he is currently director in charge of searching and examining Computer Implemented Inventions and Methods for Doing Business.