IP Brokerage and Patent Monetization
Munich Innovation Group is a leading service provider for intellectual property monetization and research on a global scale. Clients include publicly listed high-tech corporates, privately-held companies, independent inventors, academic institutions and investors. We offer IP investment banking services in the fields of patent commercialization (brokerage, product innovation), technology-driven M&A, and strategic advisory services.
Whilst we do have a particular focus on information technology and the telecommunications industry, we also cover industries like engineering, medical and consumer goods. So if you have technology-focused patents filed in the US or Europe, we can be your most efficient way to transform your unexploited IP into a highly valuable and strategic asset.
Based in Munich, Germany, we focus on commercializing European high-technology owned by privately held companies, independent inventors and academic institutions. Multi-national technology companies are very interested to cultivate and diversify their IP and technology portfolios with the type of quality patents that European companies and inventors generate on an ongoing basis.
Our understanding of the intellectual property market and our broad industry expertise coupled with M&A and private equity know-how enables us to structure the best arrangements for our clients. Our business model is strictly success fee based and we are only rewarded if our efforts translate into a transaction.
We believe in the power of matchmaking ingenious innovations with organizations that have the market clout to turn them into successful products. We facilitate the decision making by providing full strategic insight for every innovation. In this, we apply a similar logic and approach used in corporate transactions for tangible assets.
Every monetization of a product innovation starts with an in-depth analysis of the industry and market impact of the core innovation and a strategic rationale analysis for potential acquirers of this technology.
Only when our analysis of technology and market clearly crystallizes the benefits of a new patent to a group a prospective buyers, we will proceed to a pre-marketing phase where we collect as much industry feedback as possible.
Munich Innovation believes that the ample preparation, industry expertise and business logic that we put into each patent we accept for our product innovation monetization process leads to more focused and beneficial discussions and, as a consequence, to better results for all parties.
Technology Driven M&A
There are also scenarios under which a patent transaction can turn into a M&A deal. This is especially the case when the selling entity has several agreements with third parties in place relating to the patents. Also, an M&A transaction may be better suited than a pure patent transaction when the seller's organisation has a lot of crucial technical expertise that the buyer would like to get access to and develop. And ultimately, there may be valuable machinery useful for further exploiting the seller's intellectual property. The mere value of the patents may be much higher than the traditional balance sheet valuation metrics might indicate, so the IP needs to be assessed differently.
Our team has a long-standing track record in business modelling, asset valuation, mergers & acquisitions and private equity and can thus support both buyers and sellers to structure a fair arrangement based on the intrinsic value of the IP.
IP Advisory Services
Munich Innovation offers a range of support and consulting services for IP professionals, corporate strategists and law firms. We conduct competitive analyses of patent portfolios within industries and give recommendations on how to strengthen these portfolios or the technologies included therein.
We also provide support in identifying new strategic technologies for high innovation businesses coupled with intellectual property sourcing mandates. This service is also known as technology or IP scouting.
We deliver growth and innovation potential to our customers through customized technology studies, “IP for hire” and engineering projects. Our services aim at the intersection of scientific and industrial research. Through a strong academic background, we turn research into value.
Our focus is on digital signal and image processing, software-defined radio, spectrum regulation, today’s telecommunication standards and related fields. For more information, please see here.
If you have a specific request, please talk to us to see how we can support you.
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