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.

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

Dr. Philipp Sandner

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, Senior Partner

Prof. Dr. Sandner is professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and also 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, 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.

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

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.

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