Munich Innovation Group


Asset Management for Intellectual Property

Munich Innovation Group is a leading service provider for intellectual property
monetization and research on a global scale.



Management Team

Wolfgang Maennel

Wolfgang Maennel, Senior Partner

Mr. Maennel has 25 years of experience in a broad variety of areas including private equity, acquisitions, strategy consulting and marketing. As a founding partner of Munich Innovation he is responsible for patent transactions and licensing negotiations. Mr. Maennel is an alumni of the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.

You can reach him at wm@munich-innovation.com.

Dr. Philipp Sandner

Dr. Philipp Sandner, Senior Partner

Dr. Sandner is a founding partner of Munich Innovation and a driver behind our patent scouting operations to identify the patents that will be key tomorrow, today. He is frequently quoted in articles on patent monetization and has co-published several studies on China's IP development. Dr. Sandner is an alumni of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich with a Ph.D. in innovation research and economics.

You can reach him at ps@munich-innovation.com.

Dr. Stefan Taing


Dr. Stefan Taing, Senior Partner

Dr. Taing brings a deep understanding of analysing patent infringement cases and designing suitable licensing programs to generate a fair return for the patent owners. A founding partner of Munich Innovation, he studied Computer Science and Business Engineering in Vienna, Birmingham and Taipei and holds a Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

You can reach him at st@munich-innovation.com.

Dr. Markus Ziegler


Dr. Markus Ziegler, Managing Partner

Dr. Ziegler has 20 years of experience in a broad variety of areas including private equity, acquisitions and strategy consulting. As managing and founding partner, he has a particular focus on the relationship with our patent owners. Dr. Ziegler is an alumni of the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg with a Ph.D. in Structured Finance.

You can reach him at mz@munich-innovation.com.

Raúl Díaz Morales


Raúl Díaz Morales, Manager IP Analysis & Engineering

Mr. Díaz Morales is responsible for patent analysis, research and engineering at Munich Innovation.
He is a telecommunications engineer from the University of Barcelona with a particular focus on mobile systems, telematics and image processing.

You can reach him at rdm@munich-innovation.com.

Jonas Eder


Jonas Eder, IP Manager

Mr. Eder is responsible for innovation engineering and research services at Munich Innovation.
He has a BSc in Business Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

You can reach him at jed@munich-innovation.com.

Maximilian Feldmeier


Maximilian Feldmeier, Manager IP Transactions

Mr. Feldmeier is responsible for the support and execution of international IP transactions.
He has a BA in International Management from the University of Applied Science Augsburg and studied at the Yuan Ze University in Taiwan.

You can reach him at mf@munich-innovation.com.

Cheng Ouyang (欧阳铖)


Cheng Ouyang (欧阳铖), Manager IP Analysis & Engineering

Mr. Ouyang is responsible for patent analysis, research and engineering at Munich Innovation with a special focus on upcoming technological developments in the Greater China Region.
He has a BSc in microelectronics from the Xi'an Jiaotong University of China and an MSc in communications engineering from the Technical University Munich.

You can reach him at co@munich-innovation.com.

Daniël Smeding


Daniël Smeding, Manager IP Analysis

Mr. Smeding is responsible for patent analysis, infringement detection and IP transactions at Munich Innovation.

He has a Master degree in economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where he wrote his master thesis on advanced modeling techniques for patent value.

You can reach him at dsm@munich-innovation.com.

Dr. Inga Jende

Dr. Inga Jende, Associate Life Sciences

Dr. Jende is responsible for life science patent analysis and monetization at Munich Innovation.
She is a molecular biologist with a broad cross-section of expertise in genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. She studied Biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and obtained both, her B.A. and Ph.D. in Genetics at Trinity College University of Dublin.

You can reach her at ije@munich-innovation.com.