Munich Innovation Group

Technology Solutions and Patent Monetization

Munich Innovation Group is a service provider for technology solutions and
patent monetization.

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.

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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.

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Dr. Stefan Taing

Dr. Stefan Taing, Managing Partner

Dr. Taing brings a deep understanding of designing commercial 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.

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Dr. Markus Ziegler

Dr. Markus Ziegler, Senior Partner

Dr. Ziegler has 20 years of experience in a broad variety of areas including private equity, acquisitions and strategy consulting. As 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.

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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.

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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.

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Manuel Opitz

Manuel Opitz, Manager IP Analysis

Mr. Opitz is responsible for technology analysis, research and IP project management.
He has an MSc in industrial engineering from the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production technology, bioengineering and innovation management and a postgraduate MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris.

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