Munich Innovation Group


IP Monetization and Strategy

Munich Innovation Group is a leading service provider for patent monetization and
IP advisory services.



Munich Innovation Research

We frequently co-operate with universities, IP-intensive companies and other research institutions to work on current questions and debates around innovation and intellectual property topics. If you are a researcher or journalist or just would like to know more about about any of these studies or projects please contact Dr. Philipp Sandner.


  • March 20, 2014: Economists from Technische Universität München and Munich Innovation publish study Innovation replaces imitation. This motto has become the policy of Chinese companies. Economists from Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Munich Innovation Group have analyzed the patent portfolios and internationalization strategies of nearly 80 Chinese companies. The main results: Following in the wake of telecommunications and IT companies, other industries are now heavily investing in their own intellectual property, too. Even young firms are protecting their intellectual property rights on a massive scale in Europe and the US – and yet they are barely known there.
    The economists have now made profiles of the companies described in the study available online (in English).
  • September 26, 2013: Munich Innovation to develop "Device for Acoustic Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Joint Disease". The project addresses a non-invasive and complementary method to diagnose and treat joint abrasion (osteoarthritis) in an early stage through high-end signal processing. The technology is based on an invention by Dr. Jacek Czernicki who in 2000 patented a technology for determining the anatomical condition of a joint through a sound signal caused by the movement and evaluated by a spectral analysis of frequencies and amplitudes contained in the sound. Munich Innovation has teamed up with CPE and the University Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. The research project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany with first results expected in 2014.

  • chinaforum_bayern_logoJuly 22, 2013: Munich Innovation releases the study "Uni-Patente" in co-operation with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the University of Trier. The report contains a detailed ranking of the patent activities of 60 German and Chinese universities and research institutions. For more information, please visit www.uni-patente.de (in German only).

  • chinaforum_bayern_logoApril 11, 2013: Munich Innovation releases the study "China investiert" in co-operation with the Chair for Strategy and Organisation at the Technische Universität München: "In recent years, a number of Chinese companies have either bought German firms outright or acquired a shareholding in them. This investment activity is being driven by a desire to gain access to state-of-the-art technology. But contrary to initial expectations, most of the new owners are not interested in draining their newly acquired companies of knowledge. Instead, we are seeing productive collaboration in research and development. Chinese companies are looking at these investments as a way to expand their product portfolios, strengthen their position in China, and gain a lasting foothold in Europe".
    For more information, please visit www.china-investiert.de (in German only).
  • chinaforum_bayern_logoMarch 1, 2012: Munich Innovation releases the study "Chinese Champions" in co-operation with the Technische Universität München. The report contains an exhaustive analysis of the major Chinese companies and their patent strategy in the areas of automotive, solar, engineering and electronics and has received a wide press coverage from German and international media. For more information, please visit www.chinese-champions.de (in German only).